Missouri Democrat Pushed Legislation To Restrict Public Info On Police Shootings

Posted by Andrew Marcus on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Missouri Democrat state Rep. Jeff Roorda pushed for legislation to keep police identities secret in cases like the Ferguson shooting.

Jeff Roorda

Watchdog reports:

Roorda introduced a bill last year to amend the state’s Sunshine Law to prevent the public from obtaining “any records and documents pertaining to police shootings … if they contain the name of any officer who did the shooting.”

The only time the name of an officer would be disclosed, under Roorda’s proposal, would be if the officer ended up being charged with a crime as a result of the shooting.

Roorda doesn’t even want cameras in police cars:

Roorda’s serious about this whole police-should-be-allowed-to-do-whatever-they-want thing, too. He recently told the Post-Dispatch that he, and the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, oppose the use of cameras in patrol cars to monitor police activity.

This is just what liberals were complaining about in Ferguson, Missouri. They really need to make up their minds.

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