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Lawmakers eye changes to police ‘bill of rights,’ cite need for oversight

"No piece of legislation is perfect but the package is consequential and comprehensive," says Sen. Will Smith, D-Montgomery and chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. "This really does represent the most broad, sweeping meaningful change in police-community relations in over 40 years and I think collectively together it is going to move us in the right direction." (The Daily Record/File Photo)

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 ...

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