Statehouse initiative addresses rights of police officers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A bill authored by Republican state senator Jack Sandlin from Indianapolis that would clarify the rights of police officers passed the Senate by a vote of 44-5.Senate Bill 79 would add provisions to Indiana code that would establish minimum due process and personnel rights for full-time members of the police department who are under internal investigation – separate from a criminal investigation.“SB 79 would create a clear course of action for Indiana police departments to follow during internal investigations,” Sandlin said. “This would ensure that both the officer in question and the public are aware of the process, creating transparency in an area that is often unclear.”SB 79 now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration.last_img

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