SB 0392 Police officers' rights
Committee:JUDILR Number:L1334.01I
Last Action:03/01/95 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 392 - This act provides that any governing body or law enforcement agency employing law enforcement officers establish procedures that guarantee due process rights for those officers. These shall include, but not be limited to: 1) the right of the officer to be informed in writing of any investigation which could lead to punishment of that officer, 2) administrative due process pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, and 3) informing the officer of his right not to respond to incriminating questions, but if he does respond under coercion, informing the officer that such a response cannot be used in later criminal proceedings. If an officer receives a reprimand, he may attach a written response to that reprimand.

A suspended officer shall receive his salary pending the outcome of his administrative appeal unless he is suspended because he is considered to be a threat to his agency or the public.

A governing body is defined as the Board of Police Commissioners of the City of St. Louis or Kansas City.