Governor Polis is set to sign a sweeping police reform bill mandating body cameras for all officers engaged in enforcement with citizens, public release of the footage within 21 days, data collection and review of all encounters and demographics to assess bias and future reforms, banning choke holds and limits use of deadly force when a subject is fleeing, potential loss of POST certification (i.e. lose ability to remain a police officer) for violations, removal of qualified immunity (police can be held personally liable for excessive force lawsuits), criminalizes failure to intervene when another officer is engaging in excessive force, and limits use of chemical agents and projectiles at protesters.
A bill with new requirements for police officers and departments across the state of Colorado is one step closer to becoming law.
Matthew S. GOLd
Owner and Attorney at Gold Law, L.L.C.
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