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Arizona Bill Would Delay Disclosure of Names of Officers in Shootings

March 26, 2015  | 

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has until Monday to decide whether to sign or veto a bill requiring state agencies to keep confidential for 60 days the identities of law enforcement officers involved in deadly or serious shootings, reports the New York Times.

The bill, which passed the State Senate by a large margin on Tuesday, follows what supporters said were threats against Arizona officers after two recent shootings as well as concerns raised by events in Ferguson, Mo., where Officer Darren Wilson fled his home after being identified as the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager.

After Ferguson, the issue of officer identification has become "one of the most emotional issues in American policing," said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, which conducts research on law enforcement policy and convenes meetings of police leaders.

The Arizona bill has stirred passionate debate in the state. Its proponents, including many police officers, say it will protect officers and their families from harassment or death threats. Opponents call it an unnecessary step that will deepen suspicion of the police among minority groups.

The governor, a Republican, is reviewing the legislation, a spokesman said on Wednesday.


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kevCopAz @ 3/26/2015 5:04 PM

This is a good idea, all you have to do is look at what happened to Ofc Wilson, did ZERO wrong, was the victim and he is now out of police work and his life will never be the same. I think that ALL victims names should be withheld from ALL reports (and any ID info) until the cases are over and done with, then let court records become public.

Jon Retired LEO @ 3/27/2015 6:34 PM

keyCopAz,
Well said sir! I fully agree with you.

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