State Auditor Claire McCaskill says the state needs to do a better job of arresting those with outstanding warrants against them. An audit has disclosed there are more than three-quarters of a million outstanding warrants in Missouri, representing about $76-million in fines and fees that have not been collected. McCaskill says most outstanding warrants are for minor offenses, such as traffic tickets and non-violent acts. She recommends the three main databases: the one kept by the Kansas City Police Department, the one controlled by the St. Louis Police Department, and that kept by the State Highway Patrol be combined into one.
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