Attorney General; investigation and prosecution of certain offenses committed by law-enforcement. (HB5065)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Attorney General; investigation and prosecution of certain offenses committed by a law-enforcement officer. Gives the Attorney General the authority to institute or conduct criminal prosecutions in cases involving certain felony crimes committed by a law-enforcement officer in the performance of his official duties. The bill provides that the Division of Human Rights of the Department of Law shall have full and sole authority to do whatever is necessary or appropriate to enforce such offenses and shall exercise that authority to investigate, prosecute, and assure the enforcement of any such offenses. Also, the bill states that whenever a law-enforcement officer in the performance of his official duties commits any such offense, the employing law-enforcement agency shall immediately notify the Division of Human Rights. Upon receiving such notice or otherwise becoming aware of the commission of such offense, the bill requires the Division of Human Rights to cause an investigation to be made as soon as practicable. Read the Bill »

Status

08/18/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200662D
08/18/2020Committee
08/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5065)

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