Introduced House Bill (H)

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Police transparency and community trust. Not later than January 1, 2018, requires the law enforcement training board to adopt minimum standards for training of law enforcement officers (officers) regarding: (1) racial equity and bias-free policing; and (2) body worn cameras and recordings. Beginning April 1, 2018, requires the state police department and each local law enforcement agency to submit an annual report to the attorney general of data on all stops and searches conducted during the preceding year. Requires the attorney general to develop guidelines not later than October 1, 2017, for the data collection and reporting. Establishes a law Police transparency and community trust. Not later than January 1, 2018, requires the law enforcement training board to adopt minimum standards for training of law enforcement officers (officers) regarding: (1) racial equity and bias-free policing; and (2) body worn cameras and recordings. Beginning April 1, 2018, requires the state police department and each local law enforcement agency to submit an annual report to the attorney general of data on all stops and searches conducted during the preceding year. Requires the attorney general to develop guidelines not later than October 1, 2017, for the data collection and reporting. Establishes a law enforcement matching grant program and fund administered by the Indiana criminal justice institute to award grants to local law enforcement agencies for various law enforcement programs, including body worn camera programs. Requires the criminal justice institute to develop guidelines and standards for the matching grant program. Not later than October 1, 2017, requires the state police department and local law enforcement agencies to develop and implement guidelines and policies to: (1) achieve racial and ethnic diversity through recruitment, retention, and promotion of minority law enforcement officers; and (2) promote gender diversity. Requires a local law enforcement agency serving a community in which more than 25% of residents are minorities to make efforts to achieve racial and ethnic diversity that is representative of the community served by the law enforcement agency. Makes an appropriation. ... View more