Governor Seeks More Provisions For Police Accountability Bill

Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker has sent a police accountability bill back to the legislature without his signature. 

Baker is seeking dozens of changes in the language of the bill, including oversight of officer training remains within his administration. 

The bill passed by the legislature would create an agency to oversee police training and licensing, and to handle officer misconduct investigations.

Part of the issue deals with police use of facial recognition software. The Governor says he will not sign any version of the bill unless police are allowed to use that technology.

The Governor in an interview with State House News Service said that he hopes the narrow scopes of his concerns are well received by the legislature. Otherwise the bill may have to be revisted in the next session of the legislature.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content