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News - July 1, 2022

Bill to end police radio encryption faces pushback

As legislation moves through Assembly's Public Safety Committee, law enforcement agencies signal opposition

by Gennady Sheyner

An effort by state Sen. Josh Becker to restore media access to police radio communications encountered resistance on June 21, with several members of the state Assembly Public Safety Committee warning him that the measure is unlikely to win passage without stronger support from law enforcement agencies and backing from the state Department of Justice.

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