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June 24, 2020

AG Shapiro Statement on House Passage of Police Complaint Database

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro is releasing the statement below following the PA House’s unanimous passage of the police complaint database bill. 

AG Shapiro Statement on SCOTUS Decision on DACA

June 18, 2020

“The Supreme Court made clear today that DACA is the law of the land. Dreamers are Americans. I fought hard in court to protect the 5,900 remarkable young people across Pennsylvania from the discriminatory ambitions of the Trump Administration. The emotional roller coaster the Administration has put these Dreamers on was wrong but today they received justice. The Trump Administration’s arbitrary and cynical reversal of DACA was illegal — and this decision affirms that.”

AG Shapiro Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Protect LGBTQ Rights

June 15, 2020

“This landmark decision makes clear that discrimination against LGBTQ Americans, something I have worked my entire career to end, is unacceptable. One of the first bills I cosponsored 15 years ago in the General Assembly would have prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identify. It has taken too long, but I am glad the court has made clear that no one should be discriminated against at work for who they are or who they love.

AG Shapiro Statement on Passage of Police Hiring Reform Amendment

June 15, 2020

HARRISBURG – AG Shapiro is releasing the statement below following the House Judiciary Committee’s unanimous vote today for Representative Rabb’s amendment that would create a database for police complaints for future hiring. AG Shapiro has built a wide coalition of support for this policy, a key priority of the Police Reform Working Group, including Philadelphia Police Commissioner Outlaw, Pittsburgh Police Chief Schubert, the State Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, the Pennsylvania Police Chiefs Association, and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association.