COMMUNICATION 200644
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November 10, 2020


TO THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA:

I am hereby returning with my signature Bill No. 200538, which was passed by Council at its session on October 29, 2020. This bill requires that the Police Department have a written policy prohibiting officers from using “less lethal force,” such as tear gas and rubber bullets, against individuals lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights. The Law Department identified a potential legal issue regarding enforceability of the bill due to the separation of powers. The Home Rule Charter ve

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Introduced: Nov. 12, 2020

Status: PLACED ON FILE

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