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LaMalfa Blasts Democratic Police Reform Proposal

House Republicans, including Nevada County’s representative, aren’t happy with their Democratic counterparts for passing police reform legislation, while not allowing the GOP proposal to also be heard. Congressman Doug LaMalfa says, while the Democratic bill has some similarities, it also includes dangerous provisions that would punish law enforcement officers for doing their job. He says that includes ending qualified immunity for them…

click to listen to Doug LaMalfa

LaMalfa, who terms the bill “anti-police”, says it also lowers the threshold for defining officers’ misconduct, making it easier to prosecute them, if they had no specific intent to deprive a person of a federal right. And he feels the legislation also creates an overly broad registry of misconduct that publicly includes complaints that are not adjudicated and final. But he agrees more accountability is needed…

click to listen to Doug LaMalfa

The issue is now in the Senate for final consideration, where there is still a Republican majority.

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