Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement. (HB2436)

Introduced By

Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement. Prohibits law-enforcement officers and State Police officers from engaging in bias-based profiling, defined in the bill, in the performance of their official duties. The bill requires sheriffs, police forces, and State Police officers to collect certain data pertaining to motor vehicle or investigatory stops to be reported into the Community Policing Reporting Database. The bill requires the Department of State Police to develop and implement such database to collect and analyze motor vehicle and investigatory stops and records of complaints alleging the use of excessive force. The data shall be analyzed to determine the existence and prevalence of the practice of bias-based profiling and the prevalence of complaints alleging the use of excessive force. The bill requires that, each time a law-enforcement officer or State Police officer stops a driver of a motor vehicle, the officer collect the following data: (i) the race, ethnicity, age, and gender of the person stopped; (ii) the reason for the stop; (iii) the location of the stop; (iv) whether a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or whether any persons were arrested; (v) if a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or an arrest was made, the warning provided, violation charged, or crime charged; and (vi) whether the vehicle or any person was searched. Each state and local law-enforcement agency shall also collect the number of complaints the agency receives alleging the use of excessive force. The Superintendent shall annually report the findings and recommendations resulting from the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data from the Community Policing Reporting Database to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Attorney General beginning July 1, 2020. The report shall include information regarding any state or local law-enforcement agency that has failed or refused to report the required data to the Department of State Police. A copy of the report shall be provided to each attorney for the Commonwealth of the county or city in which a reporting law-enforcement agency is located. Read the Bill »

Status

01/15/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101032D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2

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