Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

House Approves Officer Id Statute

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

House Approves Officer Id Statute

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HARRISBURG -The House on Monday again approved a proposal to restrict the ability of public officials to immediately identify police officers who are involved in shootings, after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the same bill last year.

The bill now heads to the Senate, where the previous bill passed last year, 39-9. Jennifer Kocher, spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, said that members need to take a look at the proposal but added: "Certainly, our members have a continued interest in ensuring the safety of law enforcement."

Wolf spokesman J.J. Abbott said the governor's opposition is unchanged.

Rep. Martina White, R-Philadelphia, who sponsored both bills, has described the proposal as a way to protect police and their families.

The vote in the House on Monday was 157-39. …

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