WHILE NURSES PERSONAL BUSINESS IS ON THE RECORD FOR LIFE, EVEN STATEMENTS THAT ARE NOT TRUE ! JUST APPLYING FOR A LICENSE WILL RUIN YOUR CHANCE AT EMPLOYMENT IN ANY AREA. WHILE COPS CAN HIDE THEIR JUNK. KEEP THEIR CERTIFICATION , AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT TOWN.
MORE CORRUPTION AT IT’S FINEST, PLEA, PHOENIX LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION. SHOCKING!!
House Bill 2114, introduced by Phoenix Republican Rep. John Allen, adds an appeal process for officers prior to even being put on that list as well as other additions, such as making it so an agency can’t use the list in hiring or firing practices.
The #PhoenixLawEnforcementAssociation, or #PLEA, helped write the bill and is its primary advocate.
The bill was approved Feb. 19 by the committee on a 6-1 vote.
The only lawmaker who opposed it was Rep. Richard Andrade, D-Glendale. He is also the only member of the Public Safety Committee who has not received campaign contributions from PLEA’s political action committee, according to campaign finance records.
Nava, the son of a police officer himself, said he was concerned with how the appeal process could further complicate trials, given that little is known about how such appeals would be conducted.
“Really, I haven’t heard a lot about how this appeal process is going to work,” Navas said, adding that the bill seems to be less about “due process for officers” and more about protecting “possible #badapples.”
Proponents of the bill, such as PLEA Executive Director #JoeClure (who is on the board of the Maricopa NAACP and they ironically have very little to nothing to say about Phoenix Police violence), shot back, saying that the Brady List is a “scarlet letter” for officers and getting off the list is often a difficult task.
“We are not here to protect bad apples,” #SeanMattson with the #FraternalOrderofPolice said. “This is just to instill an opportunity for due process.”
Rep. John Kavanagh, a Fountain Hills Republican and retired police officer, said the list is currently public record and not difficult to obtain.
However, ABC15 recently spent nearly a year making public records requests in order to create a publicly searchable version of the Brady List of Arizona officers for the first time ever.
The list, which contains 1,400 law enforcement officers, also contains the name of Rep. #AnthonyKern, R-Glendale, who sits on the #PublicSafetyCommittee and voted in favor of the bill.
Kern was fired from his job at the #ElMiragePolice Department, where he worked as a code enforcement officer, for lying to his supervisor. That landed him on the #BradyList, the Phoenix New Times reported last year.
An investigation by USA Today last year found that many prosecutors across the country aren’t even properly using or tracking officers on the Brady List, sometimes leading to wrongful convictions.
The bill will next head to the house for consideration by the full chamber. It must also pass the Senate to become law.