WPPA Pushes Bill to Hold People Accountable for Injuring Police Officers


Appearing with Rep. Chris Danou (left) and Sen. Jim Sullivan (right), WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer spoke at a press conference on August 20 to support the Police Protection Bill.

The WPPA is supporting legislation that would make it a felony if an officer is hurt in the line of duty because of a suspect’s resistance or attempt to flee. At a news conference on August 20, WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer, State Representative Chris Danou (D-Trempealeau) and State Senator Jim Sullivan (D-Wauwatosa) explained that it would make suspects more likely to comply if they know there are potentially harsher penalties in attempting to get away.

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