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2021 SC H.B. 4404

Title - A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-250, SO AS TO REQUIRE STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO ADOPT AND MAINTAIN A WRITTEN POLICY REGARDING THE USE OF TASER DEVICES OR STUN GUNS THAT MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE MODEL POLICY TO BE DEVELOPED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL,TO REQUIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO DOCUMENT EACH USE OF A TASER DEVICE OR STUN GUN,TO REQUIRE EACH STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY DETAILING THE USE OF TASER DEVICES OR STUN GUNS,TO REQUIRE THE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY TO POST THE ANNUAL REPORTS REGARDING TASER DEVICE OR STUN GUN USAGE ON ITS INTERNET WEBSITE,AND TO REQUIRE THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL TO DEVELOP AND PROMULGATE A MODEL POLICY PROVIDING GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF TASER DEVICES OR STUN GUNS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

Law Number - 2021 SC H.B. 4404

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Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to adopt and maintain a written policy regarding the use of taser devices or stun guns that meets or exceeds the model policy to be developed by the state Law Enforcement Training Council,requires law enfo...

Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to adopt and maintain a written policy regarding the use of taser devices or stun guns that meets or exceeds the model policy to be developed by the state Law Enforcement Training Council,requires law enforcement officers to document each use of a taser device or stun gun,requires each state and local law enforcement agency to submit an annual report to the director of the state Criminal Justice Academy.

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2021 SC H.B. 4406

Title - A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-250 SO AS TO PROHIBIT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM ENGAGING IN USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE WHEN DETAINING A PERSON OR WHEN MAKING AN ARREST, TO ESTABLISH CRIMINAL PENALTIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Law Number - 2021 SC H.B. 4406

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Prohibits law enforcement officers from engaging in use of excessive force when detaining a person or when making an arrest,establishes criminal penalties, and for other purposes.

2021 SC H.B. 3866

Title - Ethical Policing Transparency & Accountability

Law Number - 2021 SC H.B. 3866

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Enacts the Ethical Policing Transparency and Accountability Act,defines certain terms,provides for a framework to institutionalize high standards for policing practices and conduct by the creation of citizen review boards and their duties,provides for the...

Enacts the Ethical Policing Transparency and Accountability Act,defines certain terms,provides for a framework to institutionalize high standards for policing practices and conduct by the creation of citizen review boards and their duties,provides for the use of standard forms to record law enforcement officer complaints,provides a law enforcement agency shall record all instances of disciplinary action against a law enforcement officer.

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2021 SC H.B. 3814

Title - Central registry of police misconduct

Law Number - 2021 SC H.B. 3814

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Provides the Law Enforcement Training Council shall operate and maintain the central registry of police misconduct,provides for the information that must be maintained on the registry,provides for the circumstances under which information must be included...

Provides the Law Enforcement Training Council shall operate and maintain the central registry of police misconduct,provides for the information that must be maintained on the registry,provides for the circumstances under which information must be included on the registry,provides that the state’s law enforcement agencies shall have access to the information on the registry,provides which information is confidential and which information is subject to public disclosure.

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2021 SC H.B. 3791

Title - Police and Communities Together “PACT” Act

Law Number - 2021 SC H.B. 3791

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Enacts the Police and Communities Together (PACT) Act,relates to the certification requirement for law enforcement officers,requires law enforcement officers complete an approved field training program,provides that a law enforcement officer who is not ce...

Enacts the Police and Communities Together (PACT) Act,relates to the certification requirement for law enforcement officers,requires law enforcement officers complete an approved field training program,provides that a law enforcement officer who is not certified shall perform only his duties as a law enforcement officer under certain circumstances and while accompanied by a certified law enforcement officer.

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2021 SC H.B. 3665

Title - House Bill 3665

Law Number - 2021 SC H.B. 3665

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Prohibits the deletion or destruction of data from a body worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, criminal investigation, internal police investigation, civil action, or potential civil action if notice is provided by the adve...

Prohibits the deletion or destruction of data from a body worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, criminal investigation, internal police investigation, civil action, or potential civil action if notice is provided by the adverse party, or if litigation is reasonably anticipated,provides penalties,provides exemptions,relates to policies and procedures for the use of body worn cameras.

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2021 SC S.B. 280

Title - Police misconduct investigations

Law Number - 2021 SC S.B. 280

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Relates to extensions for police misconduct investigations,provides that parties may agree to an extension,provides that the director of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division may grant an extension,provides that an extension must be for a specified ...

Relates to extensions for police misconduct investigations,provides that parties may agree to an extension,provides that the director of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division may grant an extension,provides that an extension must be for a specified time period,relates to reporting findings of allegations of excessive force to the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

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2022 SC S.B. 257

Title - Body cameras

Law Number - 2021 SC S.B. 257

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Relates to law enforcement and public safety,prohibits the deletion or destruction of data from a body worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, criminal investigation, internal police investigation, civil action, or potential c...

Relates to law enforcement and public safety,prohibits the deletion or destruction of data from a body worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, criminal investigation, internal police investigation, civil action, or potential civil action if notice is provided by the adverse party, or if litigation is reasonably anticipated,provides penalties,provides exemptions,relates to policies and procedures for the use of body worn cameras.

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2022 SC S.B. 127

Title - Law Enforcement Training Council and Criminal Justice Academy

Law Number - 2021 SC S.B. 127

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Relates to the law enforcement training council and criminal justice academy,provides for a model training program for newly appointed chiefs of police, revisions to the program, and the time period to complete the program,provides that the training progr...

Relates to the law enforcement training council and criminal justice academy,provides for a model training program for newly appointed chiefs of police, revisions to the program, and the time period to complete the program,provides that the training program does not apply to duly elected sheriffs.

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2021 SC H.B. 3409

Title - HOUSE BILL 3409

Law Number - 2021 SC H.B. 3409

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Creates a police brutality citizens review committee in every county to investigate instances of alleged police brutality and publish a report,designates the evidence available for the committee's review,provides for the composition of the committee,provi...

Creates a police brutality citizens review committee in every county to investigate instances of alleged police brutality and publish a report,designates the evidence available for the committee’s review,provides for the composition of the committee,provides for the filling of vacancies on the committee.

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2021 SC S.B. 275

Title - Law enforcement certification

Law Number - 2021 SC S.B. 275

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Relates to evidence of good character concerning certification as a law enforcement officer,provides that favorable results resulting from a review of the central registry of police misconduct are required to make a determination of good character,relates...

Relates to evidence of good character concerning certification as a law enforcement officer,provides that favorable results resulting from a review of the central registry of police misconduct are required to make a determination of good character,relates to the law enforcement training council and criminal justice academy,provides that the law enforcement training council shall operate and maintain the central registry of police misconduct.

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2021 SC H.B. 3563

Title - House Bill 3563

Law Number - 2021 SC H.B. 3563

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Prohibits the destruction or deletion of data from a body-worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, criminal investigation, internal police investigation, civil action, or potential civil action if notice is provided by the adve...

Prohibits the destruction or deletion of data from a body-worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, criminal investigation, internal police investigation, civil action, or potential civil action if notice is provided by the adverse party, or if litigation is reasonably anticipated,provides penalties,provides exemptions,relates to policies and procedures for the use of body-worn cameras,provides for the circumstances in which the policies and procedures.

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