SB 1982: Unlawful Acts of Officers, Employees, or Agents of the State
GENERAL BILL by Powell
Unlawful Acts of Officers, Employees, or Agents of the State; Providing for a civil action against any officer, employee, or agent of the state or its political subdivisions for the deprivation of rights secured under the United States Constitution or State Constitution; providing for the award of attorney fees and costs to a prevailing plaintiff; prohibiting a plaintiff from recovering additional damages if he or she has recovered damages pursuant to a civil action brought by the Attorney General; requiring a law enforcement officer to intervene when another officer is using or attempting to use excessive force under certain circumstances; requiring disciplinary action against a law enforcement officer who knowingly fails to render aid to a victim of excessive force or who fails to report a use of excessive force by another officer; requiring a law enforcement officer to report the commission of a criminal offense by another officer while on duty, etc.
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7051 (Ch. 2021-241)
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