police-reform

Civil rights groups urge Congress to combat police brutality

BY: - June 2, 2020

Hundreds of civil rights organizations urged U.S. congressional leaders to quickly pass legislation to address police killings of Black people.

Pa. House Democrats will talk how police officers use deadly force — without the police

BY: - August 27, 2019

Update, 11:42 a.m., August 28: Tuesday night, after the hearing, Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, tweeted that she brought a local police chief to speak at the meeting. Actually I was able to get one of the police chiefs from the district I represent to testify at the hearing. — Rep. Sara Innamorato (@RepInnamorato) August 28, […]

A year after the police shooting of Antwon Rose, this state rep. wants to change Pa.’s deadly force rule

BY: - June 20, 2019

Rep. Summer Lee, a freshman Democrat who represents an area near where Rose died, has introduced legislation that would restrict when police officers can use deadly force.

‘This legislation is not anti-police’: Pa. House Dems propose package of police reform bills

BY: - April 16, 2019

Democrats in the state House on Tuesday unveiled a quintet of police reform proposals they say will provide for increased oversight and training for law enforcement.