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2021 House Bill 1089: Concerning compliance audits of requirements relating to peace officers and law enforcement agencies
Introduced by Rep. Bill Ramos (King) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Public Safety Committee on January 11, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 19, 2021
Authorizes the State Auditor to review a deadly force investigation to determine whether the involved actors complied with all applicable rules and procedures.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 21, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 4, 2021
Requires, rather than authorizes, the SAO to conduct a process compliance audit at the conclusion of a deadly force investigation; (2) specifies that the audit is to determine compliance with specific statutory and administrative rules for conducting deadly force investigations, rather than all rules generally; (3) specifies that a deadly force investigation concludes when the prosecutor's office makes a charging decision and any resulting criminal case reaches disposition; (4) requires that the audit be conducted in cooperation with the Commission, rather than in cooperation and coordination with the Commission; and (5) provides that the law enforcement agency under investigation is not responsible for costs or fees for the audit.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 9, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Ramos (King) (D) on February 10, 2021
Authorizes, rather than requires, the State Auditor to conduct an audit at the conclusion of a deadly force investigation.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2021
Received in the Senate on February 15, 2021
Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on February 15, 2021