Requires law enforcement agencies to develop protocols for involving other law enforcement agencies in the investigation of peace officer involved shooting. Increases transparency.
REBUILDING TRUST LEGISLATION
In the fall of 2014, we experienced a scene of almost daily demonstrations by students and others motivated by what they saw as racial bias in deadly police encounters with minorities. These demonstrations were mainly motivated by incidents in other states, but they resonated here in Colorado because our state, unfortunately, had its own well-publicized problems. Going into session I asked myself “what can we do, legislatively, to rebuild trust between law enforcement agencies in Colorado and communities they serve?” Those discussions intensified as we began the 2015 session. Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst asked me to coordinate the House’s effort to turn these discussions into concrete legislative proposals. I am proud that Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law six of the 10 pieces of legislation that we passed with bi-partisan support.
–Angela Williams, State Representative for House District 7
Prevents police officers from hiding unfavorable entries in their personnel files simply by joining a different police force.
Clarifies that any person has a right to record law enforcement officers, as long as the person doing the recording does not physically get in the way of the officers performing their duties.