HB2184: Law-enforcement officer; shall be accused of crime by indictment only.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2184
Offered January 10, 2007
Prefiled January 9, 2007
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 19.2-216.1, relating to indictment of a law-enforcement officer.
Patron-- Miller, P.J.

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 19.2-216.1 as follows:

§ 19.2-216.1. Indictment of a law-enforcement officer.

When a law-enforcement officer is alleged to have committed a criminal offense involving excessive use of force while on duty, he shall be formally accused of the crime by indictment only.