This bill modifies the prohibition in current law against racial profiling by law enforcement by changing the definition to include the practice of relying on race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability in determining the existence of probable cause to arrest or place an individual in custody or […]
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
In order to help rebuild trust in the police, especially within minority communities, this bill requires that each candidate for a peace office position execute a waiver allowing a hiring state or local law enforcement agency or the Department of Revenue to obtain all records about that candidate from another law enforcement or governmental agency.
Collects Data related to peace officer involved shootings of a person. Collects data from January 1, 2010 through January 1, 2020.