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.