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Names of officers in Tony McDade shooting will continue to be withheld until PBA appeal is heard

Posted at 11:35 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 11:35:49-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The officers who shot and killed Tony McDade in May will continue to have their identities shielded under a Thursday ruling in Leon County.

Thursday morning, Leon County Charles Dodson issued a stay in the Marsy’s law case. That means the names of the officers involved in the Tony McDade shooting will not be released before an appeal is heard.

Last week, Dodson ruled that Marsy's Law does not apply to police officers "when acting in their official capacity" and is ordering the City of Tallahassee to release the names of two officers involved in fatal Tony McDade shooting.

The Florida Police Benevolent Association filed an appeal. That appeal will be heard before the officers identities can be released.

This is a developing story. Stay with us for updates.