00RS SB109


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SB 109 (BR 1630) - L. Saunders

     AN ACT relating to complaints against police officers.
     Amend KRS 15.520 to require complaints against police officers to be timely and to forbid third party complaints; require audio recording and the presence of counsel at interrogations of officers; and require that failure to follow rules and due process shall result in dismissal of complaints against an officer.


     SCA (1, K. Stine) - Permit a complaint to be filed against a peace officer within the later of 60 days after the alleged abuse or 60 days after any criminal case arising out of the alleged abuse; prohibit third party complaints against peace officers except by a parent or guardian of a minor child; a guardian of a person under a disability, or a personal representative of a deceased person.
     SFA (2, L. Saunders) - Require that a complaint against a police officer be filed no later than the later of 6 months after the event or 60 days after the conclusion of any criminal case arising out of the event; delete the prohibition against third party complaints; delete the requirement that a police officer receive nonredacted copies of any sworn statements or affidavits to be considered; require that any denial of the police officer's rights results in the exclusion of any evidence obtained from the denial.
     SFA (3, L. Saunders) - Delete the provision which requires that an accused police officer shall have the right and opportunity to obtain and be represented by counsel during an administrative proceeding.
     SFA (4, L. Saunders) - Deleting the right of police officers to have counsel present during interrogation and the right to consult with counsel during interrogation.

     Jan 20-introduced in Senate
     Jan 24-to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 17-floor amendment (2) filed
     Feb 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 24, 2000
     Feb 23-floor amendment (3) filed
     Feb 24-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (4) filed
     Feb 25-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 28-3rd reading; floor amendment (3) withdrawn ; committee amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 38-0 with floor amendments (2) and (4)
     Feb 29-received in House
     Mar 1-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 7-posted in committee

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