Rep. Paul Berch (D-Westmoreland) is sponsoring a 2019 bill that would open some disciplinary records in a police officer’s personnel file to the public.
Confidentiality for police personnel files
If a police officer is convicted of a crime, that criminal record is public.
Misconduct by a police officer might not rise to the level of a criminal conviction, however. In those cases, there are still disciplinary records in the officer’s personnel file. Those disciplinary records are not open to the public.