Some Pa. Courts Exclude Probation Officers From Police Misconduct Act Requirements | State News

At least three counties in Pennsylvania do not screen new parole officers against a statewide database of police misconduct or upload recent records of misconduct, further undermining a law designed to prevent job-hopping by bad cops, Spotlight PA has learned.

The district courts in Cameron, Carbon and Elk counties have denied use of the database based on instructions received from the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts.

This story first appeared in The Investigator, a weekly newsletter from Spotlight PA featuring the best investigative and accountable journalism from across Pennsylvania.