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Anti-Transparency Bill Implies Pennsylvania Police Have 'Something to Hide'


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Anti-Transparency Bill Implies Pennsylvania Police Have 'Something to Hide'

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

The Pennsylvania State House on Tuesday passed a controversial bill that would hide the identities of police officers who use force or fire their guns while on duty, at least until an investigation is completed—a move the state ACLU chapter said would only serve to harm community relations.

According to the measure, officials would be banned from identifying officers unless an investigation brought about charges, or if releasing their names would not risk harm to the officer, their family, or their property.


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No police state for PA. A secret police state is much better. At least the actual wording, as it stands, doesn't prevent others, not involved in the investigation, from making this information public. No doubt an oversight that will be soon foxed.