Lathrop calls for special investigation into state's handling of Nikko Jenkins case
State Sen. Steve Lathrop (left) of Omaha, in a legislative resolution, said state lawmakers need to more fully understand what led up to Jenkins' release from prison.
Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:00 am
LINCOLN — The Nebraska Legislature would conduct a special investigation into the state's handling of former state prison inmate Nikko Jenkins under a proposal offered Thursday by State Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha.
The creation of a special investigative committee, Lathrop said, would better allow state lawmakers to fully understand why Jenkins was released from prison without losing more “good time” and without officials considering him for commitment to a mental hospital.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:00 am.