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Compromise police reform bill heads to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk

Lacking a veto-proof majority in the House, lawmakers advanced a compromise policing proposal Tuesday and Wednesday and plan to send it to the governor’s desk with concessions in police training, bias-free policing and facial recognition.

The redrafted proposal re-enacted by the Senate and House on Wednesday lets public safety officials in the Baker administration retain control of police training and loosens restrictions on facial recognition, allowing officers to access the technology through a written request in certain situations.