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What goes into issuing an Amber Alert? Iowa State Patrol answers questions

Iowans received an Amber Alert on Wednesday morning regarding 10-year-old Breasia Terrell of Davenport. But many want to know how, when and why they are issued. Breasia was reported missing on Friday, July 10. However, the alert was issued overnight Wednesday and expired later Wednesday morning. Local 5 received questions from viewers about why it took so long for the Amber Alert to be issued. Iowa law states that an alert should be issued by Iowa State Patrol following a request from a law enforcement agency. This criteria "should be interpreted broadly," according to law. That is to protect the abducted child and to "maintain the integrity" of the program. There are four points that must be met in order for the state to issue an Amber Alert when a child is believed to be in danger. Read more: https://bit.ly/2ZxDvIF

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