Indiana House amends police entry bill
A bill allowing people to resist unlawful police entry into their homes garnered more support from law enforcement after the House amended it Tuesday.
Brookville Republican Jud McMillin says he worked with law enforcement to craft the amendment passed Tuesday.
Among other minor changes, the new language limits the times when people can use deadly force against police officers.
McMillin says the bill now has the support of the State Police and the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police.
But Indianapolis Democrat Ed DeLaney says he can’t support any language that explicitly says people can use violence against police officers in any situation.
South Bend Democrat Ryan Dvorak says there’s nothing the legislature can do about people who will misunderstand the bill.
He says the House amendment vastly improves the legislation.
McMillin says, despite the changes, the Fraternal Order of Police still does not support the legislation.