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Law Enforcement Support And Accountability

Concerning the modification of measures to ensure law enforcement accountability.
2021 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill permits a civil action for deprivation of rights against a peace officer to be brought against a Colorado state patrol officer or Colorado bureau of investigation agent.

The bill amends certain standards concerning use of force by a peace officer.

The bill defines "intervene", for the purpose of a peace officer's duty to intervene. Furthermore, it amends the requirements that constitute a class 1 misdemeanor for failure of the duty to intervene.

The bill requires that any suspension or revocation of a peace officer's certification is not effective until the peace officer has exhausted all internal, contractual, and legal rights to review, challenge, and appeal the underlying finding or decision.

The bill includes agents employed by the Colorado bureau of investigation to the definition of "peace officers" for purposes of body-worn camera requirements.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. P. Lundeen


Sen. J. Cooke, Sen. B. Gardner


The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details