Taubenberger Backs State Rep. Martina White’s Legislation Supporting the FOP

On the morning of September 2nd, State Representative Martina White, and FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby held a press conference to talk about Rep. White’s legislation which would stop the release of names of Police Officers, involved in a shooting, except in cases where they are charged with a crime as a result of the shooting.

I support this legislation because it is important to protect the safety of our police officers and their families. By releasing the name of Officers involved in shootings (who are not charged with a crime) the lives of those police officers and their family members are put unnecessarily at risk. Members of our Police Department, who protect and serve our community, deserve better.