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2019 IA H.F. 2647

Title - RELATING TO PEACE OFFICERS, INCLUDING THE CERTIFICATION, TRAINING, AND PROSECUTION OF PEACE OFFICERS AND THE USE OF CHOKEHOLDS BY PEACE OFFICERS, AND INCLUDING EFFECTIVE DATE AND RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY PROVISIONS.

Law Number - 2019 IA H.F. 2647

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relating to police certification, training, and prosecution of peace officers and the use of chokeholds by peace officers, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

2019-20 FD H.B. 7188

Title - Walter Scott Notification Act of 2020 (HOUSE)

Law Number - 2019-20 FD H.B. 7188

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*** SAME AS ABOVE. INTRODUCED IN HOUSE AND SENATE To require law enforcement agencies to report the use of lethal force, and for other purposes. Any state that receives funding from the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act must report any dischar...

*** SAME AS ABOVE. INTRODUCED IN HOUSE AND SENATE

To require law enforcement agencies to report the use of lethal force, and for other purposes.

Any state that receives funding from the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act must report any discharge of a firearm that results in the death of a civilian to the AG (along with a lot of other demographic and case specific information – can be found in bill). Any state that does not comply will receive a 10% cut in their funding for the next fiscal year (and will be redistributed to a state that has complied). If after 5 years after the initiation of the act a state is still not compliant, the cut in funding is 20%. Each year, the AG will publish a public report that details all the information provided to him.

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2019-20 FD H.B. 7150

Title - COPS Accountability Act of 2020

Law Number - 2019-20 FD H.B. 7150

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To require the use of body cameras for law enforcement officers as a condition of eligibility for COPS ON THE BEAT grants, and for other purposes. In order to be eligible to receive grant funding from the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, the g...

To require the use of body cameras for law enforcement officers as a condition of eligibility for COPS ON THE BEAT grants, and for other purposes.

In order to be eligible to receive grant funding from the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, the government in question must – over the course of, at minimum, 3 years (detailed below) – increase the percentage of its police force that is required to wear a body camera. These are uniformed officers who have the authority to conduct searches and make arrests.
Year 1 – must have a plan in place to implement policies for Year 2
Year 2 – at least 25% of the force must use body cameras
Year 3 – at least 50% of the force must use body cameras

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SD 2968

Title - An Act relative to saving black lives and transforming public safety

Law Number - SD 2968

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Internal Oversight, External/Independent Oversight, Transparency, Use of Force, De-escalation

Charter Amendment to Strengthen Police Commission

Title - “Measure to strengthen Oakland police commission clears major hurdle”

Law Number - Charter Amendment to Strengthen Police Commission

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Just a day after residents demanded Oakland's police department be defunded and its use-of-force practices changed, a proposed charter amendment that would allow the commission to hire its own civilian inspector general—who has authority to review, anal...

Just a day after residents demanded Oakland’s police department be defunded and its use-of-force practices changed, a proposed charter amendment that would allow the commission to hire its own civilian inspector general—who has authority to review, analyze, and make recommendations on policies and procedures regarding police misconduct and use of force—has been approved by the Oakland City council.

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2019 IL H.B. 5800

Title - AN ACT concerning State government.

Law Number - 2019 IL H.B. 5800

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Amends the Attorney General Act. Provides that if an incident occurs between a police officer and another person in which an apparent excessive amount of force was used and death occurred from that use of force, the matter shall be investigated by the Off...

Amends the Attorney General Act. Provides that if an incident occurs between a police officer and another person in which an apparent excessive amount of force was used and death occurred from that use of force, the matter shall be investigated by the Office of the Attorney General, instead of an investigation by the State’s Attorney of the jurisdiction where the incident occurred.

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2019 IL H.B. 5798

Title - AN ACT concerning education.

Law Number - 2019 IL H.B. 5798

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Amends the Private College Campus Police Act,provides that information and records in the custody or possession of a campus police department subject to the Act shall be open to inspection or copying to the extent the information and records relate to the...

Amends the Private College Campus Police Act,provides that information and records in the custody or possession of a campus police department subject to the Act shall be open to inspection or copying to the extent the information and records relate to the members of the campus police department’s exercise of the powers of municipal peace officers or county sheriffs,lists the types of records that are and are not subject to inspection and copying,sets forth provisions concerning record requests.

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2019-20 FD S.B. 3909

Title - Law Enforcement Identification Act

Law Number - 2019-20 FD S.B. 3909

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To require Federal law enforcement officers, including contract employees, and members of the armed forces engaged in crowd control, riot control, or arrest or detainment of individuals engaged in civil disobedience, demonstrations, protests, or riots to ...

To require Federal law enforcement officers, including contract employees, and members of the armed forces engaged in crowd control, riot control, or arrest or detainment of individuals engaged in civil disobedience, demonstrations, protests, or riots to visibly display identifying information.

Applies to any individual who serves in a function of law enforcement, which is the prevention, detection, or investigation of, or the prosecution or incarceration of any person for, any violation of law. Every such individual must, when performing a function of law enforcement, display identifying information, including the Federal agency, last name, and badge number of the Federal law enforcement officer or the armed force, last name, and rank of the member of an armed force, respectively.

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2019-20 FD H.B. 7131

Title - Denial of Rights Prevention and Accountability Act of 2020

Law Number - 2019-20 FD H.B. 7131

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If a police/law enforcement officer deprives any individual of their rights, subjects them to any unwarranted punishment via this violation of rights (based on their race), or causes bodily harm to them via this violation of rights, they must be fined and...

If a police/law enforcement officer deprives any individual of their rights, subjects them to any unwarranted punishment via this violation of rights (based on their race), or causes bodily harm to them via this violation of rights, they must be fined and/or imprisoned.

Unwarranted punishment ~ no more than 1 year
Use of weapons/explosives/fire ~ no more than 10 years
Kidnap, sexual abuse, kill (attempt to or actual occurrence) ~ any number of years

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Mayor's Proposed Budget

Title - June Budget Message for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Law Number - Mayor's Proposed Budget

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Mayor strongly disagrees with "defunding the police," claiming that they do not have the "luxury" to do so like other cities and that they actually need more police,the mayor concludes that they need "a better approach" that is not a "quick fix." However,...

Mayor strongly disagrees with “defunding the police,” claiming that they do not have the “luxury” to do so like other cities and that they actually need more police,the mayor concludes that they need “a better approach” that is not a “quick fix.” However, the mayor explictly acknowledges the cries for reform and focuses on “healing” the racial inequity by starting with editing their budget, proposing the following: allocating $3.5 million to an AT&T partnership that provides 11,000 poor children with internet for education,divesting $150,000 of Police’s overtime allocation into funding the IPA to coordinate a review of police “use of force” policies,investigating “less-than-lethal” alternatives to use of force and weapons,expanding IPA authroity to ensure police accountability,allocating $200,000 to support a full-time staff for the Office of Racial Equity.

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2019 NY A.B. 10596

Title - AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to tampering with physical evidence

Law Number - 2019 NY A.B. 10596

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Amends the Penal Law,includes a police or peace officers turning off his or her body camera or deleting a body camera recording in the crime of tampering with physical evidence.

2019 FD H.B. 7100

Title - George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2020

Law Number - 2019 FD H.B. 7100

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To encourage greater community accountability of law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.