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

Police officers receive ‘extra due process’ under LEOBR, says Sen. William C. ‘Will’ Smith Jr., chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and a proponent of changing he law to permit greater public oversight. (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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