SB 0936 Peace Officers' Rights to a Hearing
LR Number:S3470.01I Fiscal Note:3470-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:04/10/96 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committ
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 936 - This act provides specific rights to police officers who are the subjects of disciplinary proceedings. Section 590.509 provides the following procedural rights to police officers:

1) Charges must be brought within 90 days of an investigation;

2) The officer has a right to notice of the time of the action;

3) The officer has a right to an attorney or other representative;

4) The officer has a right to view records in support of the disciplinary action;

5) The officer has a right to know the names of witnesses testifying against him;

6) The officer has a right to a closed hearing; and

7) The officer has a right to appeal the hearing committee's determination.

An officer may waive any of the above rights. The waiver shall be in writing and signed by the officer.