Virginia House Subcommittee Tables Senate Bill 552
The Virginia House of Delegates blocked Senate Bill 552, which would have blocked police names and training logs from public record.
RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - Thursday night a panel of Virginia lawmakers tabled a bill that would have blocked police names and training logs from public record.
Senate Bill 552 had already cleared the Republican majority Virginia Senate but died late Thursday before a House subcommittee.
Republican Senator John Cosgrove of the 14th District says he wanted to shield the identity of officers because of current tensions in America.
Representatives of media organizations and supporters of the Freedom of Information Act said the bill would do more harm than good.
"Our law enforcement officers are in jeopardy more than I think they ever have been," Cosgrove said.
The bill has been killed for the year, but it could be studied by an advisory council.