PA: Blue Line Gang union back in court in effort to hide misconduct records

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

“On Tuesday, a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court opinion effectively revived a lawsuit by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, the Philadelphia police officers’ union, that alleged the DA violated their basic rights by creating a ‘Do Not Call’ list — that is, a list of officers the DA would not call as witnesses in court because of potential questions about their credibility. … The DA’s Office says that lawsuit is misguided, noting the DA doesn’t maintain a ‘Do Not Call’ list. Instead, it keeps a database of misconduct by about 700 current and former officers. That information is then disclosed when appropriate to defense lawyers, or used to inform prosecutors’ decisions about whether to call an officer as a witness.” (11/11/21)