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Washington Report – March 12, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 19, 2018

On March 8, NAPO Executive Director Bill Johnson attended a roundtable discussion with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other law enforcement representatives to discuss the best practices and policies for ensuring school safety. NAPO was one of only two rank-and-file organizations in attendance, all other participants (more than a dozen) representing management; NAPO, together with other law enforcement organizations, met with staff of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), and staff of the House and Senate Law Enforcement Caucuses to discuss our priority legislation for this Congress, in particular, pro-law enforcement legislation we want to see moved leading up to or during National Police Week; The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reviewed a case in response to a NAPO’s amicus brief filed in January and agreed with NAPO.  The new opinion, issued March 5, extends immunity to the officers from civil suit. This is a significant win for law enforcement; Please join NAPO May 15 for our Legislative Day on Capitol Hill. Use this opportunity to lobby Congressional Representatives and Senators on behalf of your members concerning the issues which affect law enforcement. For more information on these and other legislative issues, click on the March 12, 2018 Washington Report below.

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