Officer privacy bill clears committee

From the Idaho Statesman

Police officers are pushing a bill to let them make their home addresses and phone numbers private, saying it’s too easy for people with grievances to harass officers and their families.

Local government offices make real estate deeds and other documents public. The proposed bill would allow police officers, correctional officers and prosecutors to replace their home addresses with work addresses.

The Senate State Affairs Committee approved the bill. It includes proposed amendments from the newspaper group Idaho Allied Dailies, which had concerns about reporters’ access to public information.

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