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PA District Attorneys Laud Passage of Bill that Makes Strangulation a Stand Alone Crime and Felony

HARRISBURG, PA – District Attorneys throughout Pennsylvania lauded new legislation that makes strangulation a stand-alone crime and a felony offense.  House Bill 1581 has passed the House and Senate and will be sent to the governor to be signed into law.  The bill makes it a crime to intentionally or knowingly impede another person’s breathing or circulation by applying pressure

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Testimony of David Freed Cumberland County District Attorney Communications Chair, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association Before the House Human Services Committee Regarding HB 1692, Involuntary Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Good Morning. My name is Dave Freed, District Attorney of Cumberland County. I am also a Past President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and currently serve as its Communications Chair. On behalf of my colleagues at the PDAA, thank you very much for the opportunity to testify today about HB 1692, legislation which we support. I don’t need to remind anyone

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PDAA Best Practices Committee Announces Eyewitness Identification Integrity Guidelines

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association’s Best Practices Committee today announced guidelines to assist law enforcement in conducting neutral, fair, and reliable identification procedures. The recommendations are expected to serve as model procedures that can be used accordingly based on the individual needs of the state’s 67 counties and over 1,000 law enforcement agencies. “Our Best Practices Committee was created

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