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Topeka might reinstitute domestic battery ban

Published on -2/3/2014, 10:31 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The city of Topeka will consider reinstating an ordinance that bans domestic battery.

The city drew national attention in 2011 when it dropped the ban as part of a conflict with the Shawnee County district attorney's office.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1fBCi4K ) reports the council will consider the issue at a Tuesday meeting. The city will consider adopting a revised version of Kansas statutes regarding misdemeanors, which would reinstate the ban.

The city dropped the ban when District Attorney Chad Taylor said budget cuts prevented his office from prosecuting domestic batteries committed in the city of Topeka. Repealing the ban was intended to pressure Taylor to prosecute the cases. The move worked, and Taylor eventually resumed prosecuting the cases.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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