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Lawmakers want summer session on police incidents

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A group of Democratic representatives wants House lawmakers called back to the state Capitol for a session dedicated to examining police safety and accountability.

The legislators say Pennsylvania needs to have higher standards of accountability and professionalism for police officers.

The call follows the death of Antwon Rose, an unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed June 19 by a police officer during a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh. The offer who shot Rose has been charged with criminal homicide.

The lawmakers are recommending ways to resolve and address police shootings and violence. Among them is a licensing board or commission to oversee law enforcement.


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