June 3, 2014 6:47 am

Manitoba law proposes police be exempt from salary disclosure

A law currently before the Manitoba legislature would remove police officers' names from government salary disclosure documents.

Kurt Brownridge

WINNIPEG – Police officers in Manitoba are set to gain a little more anonymity in government documents.

A bill now before the legislature would prevent the names of police officers from being published in salary disclosure documents.

Currently, most public-sector workers who earn more than $50,000 a year are named in annual reports, including police officers at the municipal level.

The proposed law would replace each officers’ name with a number.

The government says the move is in response to concerns about the safety of police officers who may be identified and targeted by criminals.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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