Controlled by CITY COUNCIL
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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Bills mentioned in this legislation
- Bill 200538: Amending Title 10 of The Philadelphia Code to create a new Chapter 10-2500, entitled “Less Lethal De...
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