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Bill seeks immediate arrest of fugitive parolees

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 21 2014 03:16:05 PM CDT

Parolees who remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring device would be subject to immediate arrest under a bill approved by the Colorado House.

The legislation is a response to last year's slaying of Department of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements. The former inmate suspected of killing him was able to slip out of his electronic monitoring device, and it was days before authorities found out.
The bill given unanimous approval Monday in the House would make parolees subject to immediate warrantless arrest if they tamper with or remove their electronic monitoring devices.
The Senate will now consider the proposal.