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40 years ago: Police dispatcher pleads guilty to disclosure of upcoming arrests

August 1, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for August 1, 1971:

A Lawrence police dispatcher had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of premature disclosure of arrest and search warrants. The 24-year-old dispatcher, whose employment with the department had since been terminated, had been charged with making at least two telephone calls alerting some person or persons to the recent drug raids just prior to their execution. In addition to losing his job, he was fined $250 and issued a six-month suspended jail sentence from county court.

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