AZ Gov Vetoes Bill To Suppress Names Of Officers In Shootings

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill that would have temporarily kept secret the names of police officers involved in serious or deadly shootings, reports the Arizona Republic. The hotly debated measure came amid heightened scrutiny of police nationwide after deadly-force incidents in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., and Cleveland. Those incidents involved the deaths of black males at the hands of white police officers.

Supporters of the bill, including police unions, argued that keeping confidential the names of officers would provide a cooling-off period to prevent protests, marches and retaliation against officers . . .

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