Missouri House approves change to standard for deadly force
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House passed a bill Friday limiting police use of deadly force, but it faces a big hurdle on the Legislature's final day.
The House's vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators faced a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.
The legislation was filed in response to the fatal shooting in August of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Current law allows the use of deadly force when an officer believes a suspect has committed or attempted a felony, is escaping with a deadly weapon or poses a serious threat to others.
The measure would limit the justification based on a felony to those that involve inflicting or threatening serious physical injury.
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