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HB 1118 - Law enforcement officers and agencies; peace officers; provisions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Hugley,Carolyn 133rd
Last Action: 2/8/2008 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judy
Assigned To:
05. Superior CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill provides provide that a law enforcement agency may receive and investigate complaints from any peace officer concerning the possibility of unlawful activity on the part of another peace officer. It also prohibits the disclosure of identity and provides that no law enforcement agency shall retaliate against a peace officer for disclosing suspected unlawful activity. A peace officer who has been the object of retaliation may institute a civil action in superior court for relief within one year after discovering the retaliation or within three years after the retaliation, whichever is earlier. In any action brought pursuant to this subsection, the court may order any or all of the following relief: (A) An injunction restraining continued violation of this Code section; (B) Reinstatement of the peace officer to the same position held before the retaliation or to an equivalent position; (C) Reinstatement of full fringe benefits and seniority rights; (D) Compensation for lost wages, benefits, and other remuneration; and (E) Any other compensatory damages allowable by law.  A court may award reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, and expenses to a prevailing peace officer.

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