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Lincoln weighs policy change on officers’ tattoos

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Posted at 6:56 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 19:56:52-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police officers in Lincoln won’t have to cover up their tattoos for the next six weeks, and if the public approves, the policy change could become permanent.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the city is gauging public opinion about a potential policy change that would allow on-duty officers to have their tattoos visible. The proposal was unveiled this week on the police department’s Facebook page.

Officer Erin Spilker said that after six weeks feedback from the community will be evaluated and presnted to command staff, which will determine if the department should return to the previous policy that required officers to keep tattoos covered up.

Spilker said that so far, feedback has been positive.