Kansas cops must now use handcuffs for the right reasons

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May 12, 2018 - 4:00 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Kansas are now banned from having sex with people they stop for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations under a new state law that many legislators were surprised was necessary.

Before Gov. Jeff Colyer signed the law Thursday, Kansas was among 33 states where consensual sex between police and people in their custody wasn’t a crime, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Law enforcement officers were banned from having sex with people in jail, but the new law bans sexual relations “during the course of a traffic stop, a custodial interrogation, an interview in connection with an investigation, or while the law enforcement officer has such person detained.”

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