Florida Republicans are proposing a law that would not permit local and county officials to investigate complaints against police. Instead, the state investigators would do so.
At first blush, it sounds like a great idea- one that is intended to prevent cops from investigating themselves and finding no wrongdoing. There is one key problem, however. Buried in the last line of the story:
Also, the bill would bar ordinances or rules about civilian oversight of law-enforcement agencies in investigating misconduct complaints.
This law would ensure that the government is the only one with the power to decide if it overstepped its bounds. Another layer of bureaucrats that would take away the rights of citizens. No thanks, Republican holster sniffers.