Rabb: Police Misconduct Database was Long Overdue

In the months following the shooting of Antwon Rose by police in East Pittsburgh, Pa. state Rep. Chris Rabb introduced legislation to establish a police misconduct database. The interdepartmental system would make it harder for bad cops to jump from department to department. It took almost three years and a peaceful takeover of the House chambers to make this idea a reality, but on July 14, 2021, the database went live. Rep. Rabb commended his colleagues for passing this legislation, but cautioned that the database is only a start to police reform; more still needs to be done.