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Gov. Josh Shapiro refuses to intervene on Pa. police officer data disclosure

A coalition of newsrooms requested Pennsylvania’s database of police officers, but officials denied the info, citing safety concerns for undercover officers.
By Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA

Rocky governance persists in tiny Pa. borough that hired Tamir Rice’s killer

A year after Tioga hired the police officer who killed Tamir Rice, borough officials who promised changes struggle with persisting issues.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

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Josh Shapiro urges support for $2,500 tax credit for new Pa. cops

The credit, which Shapiro’s office estimates would cost $25 million per year if approved, is one of several bids to fill municipal department vacancies.
By Sam Dunklau

How some police, attorneys, and jails are trying to help Pa.’s ailing system for mentally ill people

Without a statewide solution, some local officials are finding ways to prevent people unfit to stand trial from getting trapped in the criminal justice system.
By Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA