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Bill to protect against police brutality under debate

INDIANAPOLIS(WAVE) – A bill under debate in the Indiana Legislature could give citizensgreater protection against police brutality.

The lawstates citizens would be covered under the state's existing self defense law ifthey believe force is necessary to protect themselves from unlawful police.

State representativesvoted 74 to 24 in favor of the law Thursday in Indianapolis.

The billis in response to an Indiana Supreme Court ruling that residents could notresist police during an illegal entry.

The Houseand Senate must agree on a final version.

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