4 have escaped Bozeman police in last decade
Updated On: Mar 20 2014 05:46:22 PM MDT
An attempted rape suspect who escaped from Bozeman police custody last month and eluded capture for nearly three weeks wasn't the first person to walk out of the Law & Justice Center while in custody.
A public records request showed 28-year-old Kevin Briggs' escape was the fourth from the center in the past decade.
Police have made several changes following Briggs' escape, including requiring a written tracking form that requires officer signatures when the responsibility for a suspect is transferred to another officer. A work station was installed in an observation room so officers can work while keeping an eye on the interview rooms.
Records show a suspect in a mail theft case walked out of the center in October 2004 and juveniles escaped in 2008 and 2011.
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