AL lawmaker wants to make targeting law enforcement a hate crime; More on TIA

AL lawmaker wants to make targeting law enforcement a hate crime; More on TIA

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After recent events across our nation involving attacks on police officers, one Alabama lawmaker believes more needs to be done to protect them. The lawmaker says he's looking to craft a bill to make it a hate crime to target, attack or kill a law enforcement officer.

Raycom News Network Reporter Alan Collins has the details on why the lawmaker says it's a hate crime and what he believes is next for our nation coming up at 6:50 a.m.

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