December 13, 2020

Senate LEOBoR Task Force votes on final recommendations

“…no one has managed to convince me why there is a need for a Law Enforcement Officer’s...

December 13, 2020

Talking policy with Rep-elect Jose Batista

“I think there’s a good argument to be made that the extra due process that police get...

December 16, 2020

Is the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights about accountability?

At the most recent meeting of the Senate Task Force to suggest changes to the Law Enforcement...

December 13, 2020

LEOBoR task force hearing takes up Anastasia Williams legislation

“…what LEOBoR has done is supersized due process well beyond the realm of what the United States...

December 13, 2020

Third meeting of the LEOBoR task force talks officers and chiefs, but what about civilians?

“There seems to be a conflict between civilian [constitutional] rights … and what LEOBoR does, and to...

August 27, 2020

Second meeting of LEOBoR Task Force suggests soft reboot, not big changes

“…LEOBoR is being invoked very infrequently… The sentiment of the overwhelming majority of chiefs I had spoken...

August 27, 2020

Reform or Repeal? The Senate LEOBoR Task Force holds first meeting

Task Force member Jose Batista, executive director of PERA, suggested that the Task Force work “the opposite...

January 30, 2021

Bill to outlaw masks and protective gear at protests heard in House committee

“I don’t understand why you would prohibit knee pads unless you want it to hurt more when...