The Police Accountability Act of 2021 required each jurisdiction to establish Police Accountability Boards. These boards, ideally, would be comprised of community members that represent the community. While the new accountability framework invites more external involvement in the discipline and oversight of police officers, they are still largely reliant on an investigation conducted by the department.
This bill would allow for Police Accountability Board’s (PAB’s) to have an independent, external investigations to ensure transparency.
In order for this bill to pass - it must be voted out of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. This means that it must be put on the voting list by the Chairman - Senator Will Smith.
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