CCS HS SB 1053 -- PROFILING
This bill requires peace officers to make informational reports after every
motor vehicle stop concerning the age, gender, and race or minority group
of the individual stopped, as well as the nature of the stop and any action
The reports must be compiled annually and submitted by March l to the
Attorney General, who will analyze the data and report findings to the
Governor, the General Assembly, and law enforcement agencies no later than
June 1 of each year. The Attorney General will determine the format that
law enforcement agencies will use to submit the report.
The bill also requires each law enforcement agency to adopt a policy on
race-based traffic stops that prohibits the practice. If a pattern of race-
based traffic stops is determined to exist, an investigation must be
initiated, with counseling and training for officers provided.
Law enforcement agencies may utilize federal funds from community-oriented
policing service grants or any other federal funding sources to equip
vehicles with video cameras and voice-activated microphones.
Each county and city may establish a civilian review board or use an
existing civilian review board which has been appointed by the local
governing body to investigate allegations of misconduct by local law
enforcement officers. This board will have the power to receive complaints,
investigate, hold hearings, make findings, and recommend disciplinary
action against peace officers involving misconduct. No findings or
recommendations will be based solely upon an unsworn complaint or statement
nor will prior unsubstantiated, unfounded, or withdrawn complaints be the
basis for any finding or recommendation.
Failure to comply with provisions of the bill may result in the Governor
withholding state funds from the law enforcement agency.