AG SHAPIRO: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND UNION LEADERS CALL FOR POLICE HIRING REFORM

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Shapiro brought together law enforcement and union leaders from across the Commonwealth to announce their support for ending the practice of law enforcement agencies unknowingly hiring officers with documented patterns of excessive use of force or other misconduct. The group includes:

·       Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw,

·       Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert,

·       FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby,

·       President of the Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP Les Neri,

·       Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association,

·       Leaders in the Chiefs of Police Abington Chief of Police Patrick Molloy and Peters Township Chief of Police Douglas Grimes

“After listening to the community and law enforcement leaders, I saw there was common ground on this issue and worked to bring people together,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “Millions are peacefully demanding change in our country and we need to show them we’re listening. This is a down payment on the kinds of reforms we need to deliver, and I’m calling on the General Assembly to pass legislation. Community trust is vital for law enforcement, but trust is built through listening and then acting.” Read more

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