Pennsylvania House panel mulls bill to expand sheriffs' law enforcement power
Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 8:07 PM
KARI ANDREN, The Patriot-News By KARI ANDREN
Pennsylvania law and several recent state Supreme Court decisions prevent county sheriffs or their deputies from making an arrest for a crime that did not happen in front of them and bar them from gathering evidence or investigating crimes.
Doesn't mean the battle's over, but the state supreme court is where the laws are broken.
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