(April 29) – The final component of a package of bills to restore trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve won the House’s voice-vote approval this morning.
SB15-217, sponsored in the House by Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, requires that after an officer-involved shooting, the officer’s agency must provide the state with demographic information on the officer and the individual shot and the search, citation and arrest information related to the incident.
Citing the pressure of “national events and local concerns,” Rep. Williams described the bill as “a good first step in rebuilding trust.”
“We feel that it’s important to track the number of shootings involving our law enforcement officers,” she said.
After a recorded vote, the bill will head to the governor’s desk