Bill proposed in response to killing of Las Vegas police officer

By Raam Wong 
Las Vegas Review-Journal

WASHINGTON — The slaying of a Las Vegas police officer last week might prompt Congress to consider mandatory sentences for killers of police officers for the second time in a year.

Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., on Thursday introduced legislation that would make the murder or attempted murder of public safety officials a federal crime and require a 30-year minimum sentence upon conviction.

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