Pennsylvania Democrat Wants to Curtail Police’s Rights to Use Deadly Force

Pennsylvania state Rep. Christopher Rabb (D-Philadelphia) this week proposed legislation to curtail police officers’ ability to use deadly force.

In a memorandum on his upcoming bill, he suggests that current state law empowers police to act as “judge, jury and executioner” of fleeing suspects.

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Ohio Governor Proposes Outside Probes of Police Shootings

All shootings by Ohio police officers and any deaths of individuals in custody would be investigated by independent agencies under a proposal announced Wednesday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in his first major response to days of protests over police treatment of minorities.

As part of the proposal, the State Highway Patrol, which is under DeWine’s direct supervision, will no longer investigate its own shootings, the governor said.

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