Pennsylvania bill makes it illegal to ID officers who shoot civilians

A Pennsylvania House committee gave an overwhelming thumbs-up to a bill Tuesday that would make it illegal for public officials to release the names of cops who shoot civilians until an “official investigation” is completed.

The panel passed the legislation unanimously.

Republican State. Rep. Martina White, a freshman lawmaker from Philadelphia, introduced the bill.

"As we've seen throughout the country, police shootings involving police officers have become so politically charged that the officers' lives and their families can be endangered even if the use of force was justified," said White after the bill passed. "We need to balance transparency with some basic protections for our law enforcement officers." Continue…