Law Enforcement Officer Bill of Rights (LEOBR)

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

Submitted by Jane Clayton on Fri, 06/17/2022 - 17:56

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 These protections were created by state lawmakers and can be repealed through the state legislative process. 

Louisiana House Bill 745

Submitted by Jane Clayton on Wed, 06/15/2022 - 13:55

LA HB 745 will amend the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights to increase accountability and transparency by requiring departments to permanently preserve records of officer misconduct and permitting public access.