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Home Entry Bill Clears Indiana Senate Panel

From the Associated Press:An Indiana Senate committee has endorsed a proposal giving state residents limited rights to resist police officers trying to enter their homes. The Senate's criminal code committee voted 8-0 Tuesday to back the bill that follows a public uproar over a state Supreme Court ruling in May that said homeowners cannotviolently resist police officers even during an illegal entry. Bill sponsor Sen. Michael Young of Indianapolis says it is narrowly crafted to set out the rights of homeowners. The bill would allow residents to resist if the police officer is unidentified or not acting on official duty. Officers would be allowed to enter a home when they have a warrant, are chasing a criminal suspect or believe someone inside is in danger.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

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