They include keeping troopers from joining militia groups and giving people more opportunities to file bias complaints.
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Current state law says police officers attempting to arrest someone can use deadly force in order to prevent death or serious injury to themselves or others.
Philadelphia’s district attorney wants the state’s highest court to alter the instructions jurors hear before rendering verdicts in cases where police use deadly force.
“These are the same things that are being rejected by other cities. Why not ours?”
The statute has been criticized by racial justice activists and legislators alike.
Investigators say police used reasonable force in firing 16 shots at Roxanne Moore, critically wounding her.