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Providence city councilman starts petition to repeal officer Bill of Rights

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A Providence city councilman wants to repeal the state’s Police Officers Bill of Rights.

Councilman John Igliozzi of Ward 7 launched an online petition asking the Governor and General Assembly to repeal the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights law.

Igliozzi says he wants to hold bad actors accountable.

"If we can repeal that and hold bad actors accountable, we could potentially save a life. I think that’s a worthy pursuit and why I’m launching the petition, and I hope that we can work together as a City and State to make a better community for all of our residents,” said Igliozzi in a statement.

The bill of rights provides protection to officers accused of misconduct.

Rhode Island is just one of 12 states that has this type of law.

His petition can be found here.

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