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Judge: City Can Continue Releasing Police Officer Names

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Photo from protest on June 26th, 2017 against the shooting of David Jones. By Kristi Petrillo

By Austin Nolen

Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel J. Anders today denied a motion by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 to prohibit the City of Philadelphia from releasing the names of officers who shoot civilians.

The motion was the latest front in a multi-year battle between Lodge 5, which represents Philadelphia police officers, and city officials

In July of 2015, after recommendations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Police Department implemented a policy under which

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