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MASSACHUSETTS — State lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of a landmark police reform bill, sending the legislation to the desk of Gov. Charlie Baker, who earlier in the day said he was happy to see the issue move forward but refused to comment on the bill’s specifics.

The 129-page bill would establish an independent oversight and accountability commission that would have the power to standardize certification statewide and even decertify officers for any of a number of violations — a key issue at the core of the legislative compromise. Officers would need to be certified every three years.

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