Ban on Releasing Police Officer Names After Shootings Passes PA House, Senate

HARRISBURG- Yesterday, October 27th, an Amendment to Law and Justice Act (Title 44) passed the House and Senate by a bi-partisan, Veto-proof majority in both chambers. The Amendment creates a ban on releasing police officers’ names after an event in which a citizen is killed or seriously harmed as a result of police action. The bill was passed on the last day of a voting session with little debate offered in either chamber. If Governor Wolf vetoes the bill, it is unclear if the House and Senate will be reconvened in an emergency session to override the veto. The...

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