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Lawmakers eye changes to police ‘bill of rights,’ cite need for oversight (access required)

The General Assembly appears poised this coming session to sharply alter – if not outright repeal – a 46-year-old law governing how police departments discipline wayward officers, amid criticism that the procedures are too protective of them and largely shielded from the public. The 1974 Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights act enables departments to investigate ...

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