Law Enforcement Bill of Rights Statutes: How State Law Limitations Contribute to Police Harm and Community Distrust

Current Revsion Submitted: Tue, 02/06/2024 - 16:29
Submitted by Jane Clayton on Fri, 06/17/2022 - 16:56

Law enforcement bill of rights (LEOBR) laws provide officers with a robust set of procedural and substantive protections that undermine effective investigations and block meaningful discipline. LEOBR laws also interfere with attempts to hold police officers accountable through civil rights lawsuits and public pressure. Twenty-two states have LEOBR laws on the books. These protections were created by state lawmakers and can be repealed through the state legislative process.