Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is being urged by the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police and The Arizona Republic to veto Senate Bill 1445. The bill would require police to keep the names of officers involved in shootings confidential for two months.

David Bodney, attorney for the newspaper, said the amendment would permanently shield any officer’s name in any disciplinary report or action. “Simply put, this provision represents either a colossal drafting error or a surreptitious effort to gut the transparency of the law enforcement disciplinary process,” Bodney wrote in his letter to the Governor.

Supporters of the bill, which was prompted by police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York, said it was meant to protect police officers from public attacks while investigations of incidents in which they were involved are underway. The bill would require permission from the officer to release his or name before the waiting period, unless they are arrested.

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