|SB 0982||Extends powers to civilian review boards that investigate allegations of misconduct by local law enforcement|
|LR Number:||2585S.02I||Fiscal Note:||2585-02|
|Committee:||Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections|
|Last Action:||03/01/04 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Org.,||Journal page:|
|Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2004|
SB 982 - This act extends powers to civilian review boards that investigate allegations of misconduct by local law enforcement officers. The powers granted in this act include: subpoena powers, administer oaths, require production of papers, records and documents, and the examination of witnesses.
The act provides that civilian review boards will also have the power to conduct evidentiary hearings and investigate allegations of racial profiling. Further, the act requires all local law enforcement agencies and their employees to cooperate with civilian review boards in their jurisdiction.
This act is similar to SB 348 (2003).