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2015 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Senator Shields
Regular Sponsors:
Bill Title: Relating to use of deadly physical force by police officers.
Catchline/Summary: Requires deadly physical force policy of law enforcement agency to have requirement that investigation into use of deadly physical force by agency's police officers be led by person who is not employed by agency.
Directs law enforcement agency to notify Attorney General when police officer's use of deadly physical force causes death of person.] Directs Attorney General to appoint special prosecutor to investigate and, if appropriate, prosecute use of deadly physical force. Requires that subsequent prosecution occur using preliminary hearing.] Directs law enforcement agency to fully cooperate with investigation. Authorizes Attorney General to prosecute obstruction of investigation or bring action for costs caused by failure to cooperate.] Provides that family of person whose death was caused by use of deadly physical force is victim for purposes of certain victims' rights.] Requires incidents of use of deadly physical force that cause death of person to be presented to grand jury. Requires grand jury proceeding to be recorded by stenographic means. Allows release of stenographic report of proceedings in certain circumstances.
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Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Joint Committee On Ways and Means
Current Subcommittee:
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