Pa. bill would keep 911 caller IDs secret

Callers would not have to worry about personal information falling into the hands of a criminal


By Jeremy Boren
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — People who call 911 to report a violent crime or noisy neighbor should not have to worry about personal information falling into the hands of a criminal bent on retaliation, according to the author of a bill that would exclude names, phone numbers and more from public records.

"People aren't able to call 911 and know that their information can be kept anonymous," said state Rep. Joe Hackett, R-Delaware. "If word gets out about a caller, it could hurt someone or it could hurt an investigation."

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