Bill Status of HB0221 99th General Assembly
Short Description: OFFICER-INVOLVED DEATHS
Rep. Christian L. Mitchell - Rita Mayfield, Litesa E. Wallace, Robyn Gabel, Laura Fine, Monique D. Davis, Arthur Turner and Mary E. Flowers
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Investigation and Review of Deaths Involving Officers Act. Requires law enforcement agencies to have a written policy regarding the investigation of officer-involved deaths that involve a law enforcement officer employed by that agency. Allows law enforcement agencies to conduct internal investigations into officer-involved deaths, as long as they do not interfere with other investigations under this Act. Requires release of investigation reports to the public if no charges are filed against the officer. Provides for compensation through intergovernmental or interagency agreements for participation in an investigation of an officer-involved death. Defines "law enforcement agency", "law enforcement officer", and "officer-involved death".