police http://iowapublicradio.org en Icy Roads, Bad Signing, Dogs, Odd Animals, and 99 Marathons http://iowapublicradio.org/post/icy-roads-bad-signing-dogs-odd-animals-and-99-marathons <p>In this News Buzz show we talk with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">state maintenance engineer for the Iowa DOT Bob</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Younie about the winter driving conditions for today and the weekend,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Certified Sign Language Interpreter&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">L</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">indsey Kang about what makes for good sign language,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Captain Jim Steffen from the Iowa City Police Department about protecting police dogs, D</span><span Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:34:39 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 33832 at http://iowapublicradio.org Icy Roads, Bad Signing, Dogs, Odd Animals, and 99 Marathons The Anatomy of a False Confession http://iowapublicradio.org/post/anatomy-false-confession <p>The<a href="http://www.innocenceproject.org/"> Innocence Project</a> says that in about <a href="http://www.innocenceproject.org/fix/False-Confessions.php">25% of DNA exoneration cases, innocent defendants made incriminating statements, delivered outright confessions or pled guilty</a>. People sometimes confess to crimes they didn&rsquo;t commit. But,why?</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:21:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 30269 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Anatomy of a False Confession History Of The Iowa State Patrol http://iowapublicradio.org/post/history-iowa-state-patrol <p>In 1935 fifty men were sworn in as the first officers of the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa, we go back in time to origins of what is now the Iowa State Patrol.&nbsp; We hear stories about those first 50 officers and the woman, Iowa’s first female secretary of state, who founded the patrol.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:17:13 +0000 Charity Nebbe 18648 at http://iowapublicradio.org History Of The Iowa State Patrol Des Moines Police Mounted Patrol preps for Iowa State Fair http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-police-mounted-patrol-preps-iowa-state-fair <p>When the Iowa State Fair opens, one week from today, not all the animals will be on display or in competition; some will be working. It&#39;s one of the last mounted patrols in Iowa.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:44:05 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 5613 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines Police Mounted Patrol preps for Iowa State Fair Strip searches in Iowa: what's the law? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/strip-searches-iowa-whats-law <p>It seems like everybody&rsquo;s talking about strip searches these days. But as Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Kate Wells reports, strip searches for minor crimes are pretty limited in this state &ndash; or at least, they&rsquo;re supposed to be.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Wells 803 at http://iowapublicradio.org Strip searches in Iowa: what's the law?