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Proposals for Systems of Records on Decertified Officers and Police Misconduct [Updated March 2, 2021]   [open pdf - 446KB]

From the Document: "The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 (JIPA, H.R. 1280) would attempt to reform a range of law enforcement practices, especially practices that are considered to be biased against people of color. The bill would, among other things, promote the use of body-worn cameras, expand de-escalation training, reduce racial profiling and require state and local governments to report data on the use of force, In addition, the legislation would also attempt to curb so-called 'wandering officers' (i.e., law enforcement officers who are fired or resign under threat of termination but are later hired by another law enforcement agency, often in another state). There are a litany of stories about law enforcement officers who are alleged or found to have engaged in misconduct, including the use of excessive force, being hired at other law enforcement agencies that are unaware of the officers' full employment history. There is disagreement over how common the wandering officer phenomenon is and to what extent these officers may be a threat to the public."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11585
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Date:
2021-03-02
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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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