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cast doubt on the Indi- ana Disciplinary Com- mission's case against former Howard County Prosecutor James Flem- ing in May, new evi- dence surfaced in the case. On June 26 the Indi- ana Supreme Court en- tered an order regarding the disciplinary com- plaint against Fleming, demanding a transcript be prepared of a tele- phone conversation be- tween two witnesses in the case. It's unclear what the content of the telephone conversation is, but it appears to pre- date the trials where it's alleged Fleming illegal- ly paid a witness thou- sands of dollars. The order, signed by presided over the case in May, Robert Reiling Jr., read, "The Disciplinary Commission and counsel for the respondent have brought to the court's attention newly discov- ered evidence regarding a telephone conversation that took place between two of the witnesses on May 27, 2010. "The parties are in agreement that a tran- script of that telephone conversation will be sub- mitted and that the Dis- ciplinary Commission shall have the right to depose [Kokomo Police Department] Detective [Mike] Banush and sub- mit that deposition as supplemental testimo- ny." Reiling further or- dered that both parties in the case have 30 days to submit the transcript and conduct the deposi- tion of Banush. It's not The city of Kokomo launched yet another free amenity for the pub- lic last week, opening its free bike rental service to the masses. Last Wednesday the city's Koko-Go Free Ride bike rental service launched, housed in a structure along the trail system behind The Fox- es Trail at 307 S. Main St. Now, anybody hoping to travel the ever-expand- ing Kokomo trail system can rent a bicycle and coast through the City of Firsts for three hours, free of charge. "A lot of people are do- ing the rental where the bikes have all the rental apparatus on it. I've tried this throughout several different communities," said Kokomo City Con- troller Randy Morris. "Myself, the mayor, and a couple others have done extensive research on this, talked to sever- al bike rental services, and we feel like this is the best one. We feel like the trail system we have, all the options for dining and entertainment along MORE THAN 31,000 DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY & MORE THAN 320,000 MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS AT KOKOMOPERSPECTIVE.COM Kokomoperspective.com 209 N. Main St. - Kokomo 765.452.0055 July 10, 2019 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID KOKOMO, IN PERMIT NO. 60 **************ECRWSSEDDM************** Residential & Business Customer by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com Koko-Go A6 NOW OPEN IMMEDIATE LOCAL OPENINGS HIRING FOR: Call Center, Factory/Warehouse, Account Manager Accepting Applications Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm We are here to serve the Kokomo community one job at a time! 765-459-7979 3841 S. 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Website: www.libertyfngp.com cdunn@lasalle-st.com 1213 East Hoffer St. Kokomo, IN 765.457.1134 PLAN TODAY FOR YOUR FUTURE. Roger Yeoman Denise Stover William Bersbach Craig Dunn Anna M. Owens Evidence A7 Laws A6 New evidence surfaces in Fleming complaint Supreme Court requests transcript of newly-discovered phone call New laws took effect July 1 Changes include criminalization of revenge porn, bolstered protective orders for parents, hate crimes Fleming by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com On July 1, a host of new laws crafted by the Indiana legislature took hold, bolstering the tools at prosecutors' disposal. From the implemen- tation of a revenge porn crime to the bias crimes bill and the ability for parents to seek protec- tive orders if they be- lieve their child is be- ing groomed for sexual activity, multiple new crimes or aggravators now are codified in state law. Perhaps the most substantive change, according to Howard County Prosecutor Mark McCann, was the law implemented by Senate Enrolled Act 243, oth- erwise known as the re- venge porn law. That act created a new crime for "distributing an intimate image of another person without that person's consent." McCann said that, before July 1, his of- fice commonly received complaints of such be- havior, but without a specific criminal statute in place, prosecutorial "There's a lot of that going on, and we would get complaints about that. And there really wasn't anything to be less it was distribution involving a child, but this would apply to any- one for non-consensual distribution, especially Perspective Photo / Devin Zimmerman RIDING - A bicyclist crosses the bridge over the Wildcat Creek near where there Koko-Go Free Ride now is open. Using the ride service, users can navigate the local trail systems on free bikes. by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com City's free bike rental service open to public KOKO-GO FREE RIDE LAUNCHES Inside:

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