Law Enforcement - As introduced, requires an independent law enforcement agency to investigate any officer-involved death; makes investigation report public if district attorney declines to bring charges against officer. - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7 and Title 38, Chapter 8.
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  • Actions For HB0890Date
    Action Def. in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee to 201603/24/2015
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/23/2015
    Placed on s/c cal Criminal Justice Subcommittee for 3/24/201503/18/2015
    Action Def. in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee to 3/24/201503/17/2015
    Placed on s/c cal Criminal Justice Subcommittee for 3/17/201503/11/2015
    Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee02/18/2015
    P2C, ref. to Criminal Justice Committee02/18/2015
    Intro., P1C.02/12/2015
    Filed for intro.02/11/2015
    Actions For SB0854Date
    Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee04/01/2015
    Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/1/201503/25/2015
    Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee03/23/2015
    Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 3/24/201503/18/2015
    Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee02/18/2015
    Introduced, Passed on First Consideration02/12/2015
    Filed for introduction02/11/2015
  • No amendments for HB0890.
    No amendments for SB0854.

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  • Fiscal Summary

    Increase State Expenditures - $161,000/One-Time $18,800/Recurring


    Bill Summary

    This bill requires each law enforcement agency to have a written policy regarding the investigation of officer-involved deaths that involve a law enforcement officer employed by the law enforcement agency.

    Each policy under this bill must require an investigation conducted by at least two disinterested investigators, one of whom will be designated the lead investigator and neither of whom is employed by a law enforcement agency that employs a law enforcement officer involved in the officer-involved death. If the officer-involved death being investigated is traffic related, the policy must require the investigation to use a crash reconstruction unit from a law enforcement agency that does not employ a law enforcement officer involved in the officer-involved death being investigated; provided, the Tennessee highway patrol policy may allow an investigation involving a law enforcement officer employed by the Tennessee highway patrol to use a crash reconstruction unit from the Tennessee highway patrol.

    Each policy under this bill may allow an internal investigation into the officer-involved death, if the internal investigation is not in lieu of and does not interfere with the investigation conducted under this bill. Compensation for participation in an investigation under this bill may be determined in a manner consistent with agreements between law enforcement agencies.

    The investigators conducting the investigation under this bill must provide a complete report to the district attorney of the county in which the officer-involved death occurred. If the district attorney determines there is no basis to prosecute the law enforcement officer involved in the officer-involved death, the report will be a public record and open to inspection unless disclosure is otherwise prohibited by statute; however, the present law provision whereby investigative records of the TBI are confidential will not make such reports confidential.

  • FiscalNote for HB0890/SB0854 filed under HB0890
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

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    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

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