ABSTRACT

Regulating Federal Law Enforcement: Considerations for Congress [June 24, 2020]   [open pdf - 669KB]

From the Document: "In the wake of unrest arising from the May 2020 death of George Floyd, broader questions have arisen regarding Congress's authority to regulate law enforcement officers. While federalism principles limit the extent to which Congress may pass laws directly affecting state and local police officers, Congress has broader authority to regulate 'federal' law enforcement officers and agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), or the Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This Sidebar explores the existing criminal, administrative, and civil remedies that impose liability on federal law enforcement officials for claims of excessive use of force, including those brought under the 'Bivens' doctrine and the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). It then concludes by discussing considerations for Congress regarding further regulation of federal law enforcement officials"

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10500
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2020-06-24
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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