Say Thanks to Elected Officials who Support Law Enforcement Accountability
Senate Bills 52 and 80 are two new laws designed to help hold law enforcement officers accountable for inappropriate actions and sexual assault.
Law enforcement officers should always be held accountable for their actions, and this is a step in the right direction to holding law enforcement accountable more broadly.
These bills will make it easier to revoke a law enforcement officer's certification if they act inappropriately, such as using excessive force. It will also allow law enforcement agencies hiring a person to view the applicant's past personnel records from other agencies. This provision will help agencies avoid hiring an officer who was fired from another agency for misconduct.
Senate Bills 52 and 80 are two small pieces of the puzzle in reimagining the role of police in public safety and holding law enforcement accountable to the people they are sworn to protect and serve.
Legislators who supported Senate Bills 52 and 80