Members of the public may access public documents in Douglas County District Court criminal cases by visiting the Kansas District Court Public Access Portal.
A man running for Lawrence school board was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday, according to jail records.
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Gabrielle Griffie was charged with disorderly conduct in Wichita after a 2020 protest. Her lawyers say that violates her First Amendment rights.
Police can take money, cars and other property from Kansans through a process called civil asset forfeiture. Police say it’s a tool that stops criminals. But opponents say law enforcement takes too much.
The Douglas County DA has filed her answer to a disciplinary complaint, admitting some of the core allegations against her but adding context and placing some blame on ex-employees.
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez on Tuesday filed her answer to a pending disciplinary complaint and released a statement saying, in part, that her comments about a judge were “deserving of heightened protections under the First Amendment.”
In hopes of avoiding numerous driver’s license suspensions, Douglas County judges have dismissed about 940 traffic cases. Circumstances of the batch dismissals are also mentioned in a pending disciplinary case against DA Suzanne Valdez.
A pending complaint against Douglas County DA Suzanne Valdez will proceed to a disciplinary hearing in which several judges and former prosecutors may be called to testify.
A judge proposed unprecedented court oversight of the Kansas Highway Patrol to break the agency’s affinity for unconstitutional searches of vehicles.
If a Lawrence police officer pulls you over for having a taillight out, you might get a voucher to get it fixed instead of a ticket.
A Lawrence woman sobbed into her hands on Friday as she was sentenced to 41 months in prison for the 2021 death of Rachel Snow, who was struck by a car and killed while walking her bicycle.
An 18-year-old charged with shooting and killing a 14-year-old Lawrence boy will go to trial, a judge ruled Friday.