Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:35pm
Bill to charge people who lie to crime investigators clears Senate
A state Senator is sponsoring a bill that would subject people who lie to cops to criminal charges.
Smyrna Democrat Bruce Ennis says his experience as a state trooper showed him why the measure is necessary.
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If the bill becomes law, lying to investigators during a misdemeanor probe would result in a misdemeanor charge, and lying during a felony investigation would result in a felony charge.
The bill now goes to the House.
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