Law Enforcement Bill of Rights - LEOBR

Florida S0710

Submitted by Jane Clayton on Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:57

Deleting provisions relating to complaint review boards; authorizing law enforcement officers and correctional officers to pursue appropriate administrative relief or file a civil action if the officer is disciplined for certain violations; deleting the requirement that certain violations by agencies or investigators be intentional; deleting the requirement for an agency head to initiate an investigation against an investigator, etc.

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 These protections were created by state lawmakers and can be repealed through the state legislative process.