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Governor Kim Reynolds is expected to sign a bill which will strengthen legal protections for police in Iowa

IOWA – According to the statement, this bill will protect drivers who unintentionally hit protesters in the street during a protest.

This bill also increases the penalties for rioting and blocking roadways, and protects officers in these situations.

The Lawmakers passed the bill last month.

Governor Kim Reynolds is set to sign the bill Thursday at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Johnston.

This story will be updated when new information is available.

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