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Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed at Shielding Police Names

March 31, 2015  | 

Arizona's governor on Monday vetoed legislation that would have kept secret for 60 days the identities of police officers involved in deadly shootings, a move that was both welcomed and heavily criticized by separate state police union leaders, reports Reuters.

Republican Governor Doug Ducey said the bill passed by state lawmakers last week was well-intentioned but fell short of protecting officers and their families.

Supporters of the bill had sought to shield officers from potential death threats and harassment in the wake of several recent fatal police shootings in Arizona and killings like those in Ferguson, Missouri, that sparked nationwide protests.

Ducey, the son of a policeman, said the law would be too limiting for police chiefs, adding that state public records law was sufficient.

Related:

Arizona Bill Would Delay Disclosure of Names of Officers in Shootings

Police Chiefs Urge Veto of Bill Making Officer Names Secret


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kevCopAz @ 3/31/2015 6:04 PM

I am not up on the very details of this bill, as I suspect the Governor is so I defer to his judgement. But perhaps we should pass a law here that forces Police Chiefs to open their own records to the public, dirt and all, as they do when a patrol officer screws up. Lets see how qualified, hands on Law Enforcement history and "clean" that their record/file is. Perhaps the public has the right to know that too.

Jon Retired LEO @ 4/1/2015 3:34 PM

Good point keycopAz. That could prove to be interesting.

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