Tribune-Review report: Crime would spike without state control of liquor sales

Privatizing state liquor stores under a House bill would drain police resources and result in higher crime rates, the president of the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police told a Senate panel on Tuesday.

The bill would “lead to more alcohol-related and collateral-type crimes, which will create a greater risk of harm to police officers and to the civilians we are sworn to protect,” the FOP’s Les Neri said.

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