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St. Louis Lawmaker Proposes ‘Ahmaud Arbery Act’ to Prevent Vigilantism

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2022 | Firm News |

Senator Roberts

A lawmaker from St. Louis is seeking to pass a bill named after Ahmaud Arbery which would prevent similar cases from occurring in Missouri by placing limits on arrest laws, the St. Louis Dispatch reports.

Sponsored by Sen. Steve Roberts, D-St. Louis, the “Ahmaud Arbery Act” would repeal “a private person’s right to make an arrest as it existed under the common law of this state,” legal protection that was pivotal in Arbery’s killer’s defense. [READ FULL ARTICLE HERE]