Pa. bill calls for confidentiality in police-involved shootings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation to bar police departments from releasing the names of officers involved in shootings while an investigation is ongoing.

Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) said her proposal would allow departments to identify officers only after criminal charges have been filed.

She said the bill would protect police officers and their families from unnecessary threats.

White said she wrote the legislation after several nationwide incidents where officers later cleared of wrongdoing had to go into hiding or resign after receiving death threats.

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