Michigan Public Act 550
Paragraphs 6 and 7 of MCL 769.4a have been amended: "If the record of proceedings as to the defendant is deferred under this section, the record of proceedings during this period of deferral shall be closed to the public inspection..."
WHY THIS IS A CONCERN: Michigan police officers arrested / charged with domestic violence run for cover under MCL 769.4a . It is the Lautenburg loophole that allows police officers to retain thier guns after pleading guilty to a domestic violence act under MCL 769.4a. Now the state of Michigan wants to cover this up?
Under the MCL 769.4a amendment, victims of OIDV will not be able to speak out about their case.
The date that the amended MCL 739.4a will take effect: April Fool's Day, 2013. That says a lot about our Michigan State legislators and their view of OIDV victims.
Amended MCL 769.4a
Current MCL 769.4a