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Withholding Officers Names From FOIA

Secret police? Virginia considers bill to withhold all officers’ names.  Washington Post


I generally support withholding officers names due to the potential danger to their families.  All officers accept a certain level of danger when they pin that badge on their chest but they should not have to worry about their families at home.  This may have not been such an issue in years past but nowadays with the ease of the internet, simply having a name and a little information on an officer can lead a potential bad guy right to their home.