Pennsylvania lawmakers begin passing police reform bills

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House and Senate began passing legislation Wednesday spurred by widespread protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, including legislation designed to prevent “bad apples” from continuing to find employment in police departments.

All of the votes were unanimous in the Republican-controlled chambers, although all four of the bills passed Wednesday still require approval from the other chamber before going to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf.

One Senate bill requires police agencies to compile and report use of force incidents, including injuries, death and the reason for the use of force.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House and Senate began passing legislation Wednesday spurred by widespread protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, including legislation designed to prevent “bad apples” from continuing to find employment in police departments.

All of the votes were unanimous in the Republican-controlled chambers, although all four of the bills passed Wednesday still require approval from the other chamber before going to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf.

One Senate bill requires police agencies to compile and report use of force incidents, including injuries, death and the reason for the use of force.

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