Senate committee to take up Jones’ police ‘bad behavior’ bill

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Sen. Rick Jones

Sen. Rick Jones

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up legislation, sponsored by Sen. Rick Jones, to ensure that bad behavior by a police officer will not be hidden by that officer’s resignation.

Who:
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee;
Members of the committee; and
Concerned citizens.

When:
TODAY, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Where:
Farnum Building
Room 110
125 W. Allegan St.
Lansing, MI

Brief:
After working with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), Jones drafted Senate Bill 1022, which would require that a law enforcement agency shall maintain a record regarding the reason for and the circumstances surrounding a separation of service of a police department and shall allow a prospective employing law enforcement agency to seek a copy of reasons and circumstances surrounding the separation.

The bill was inspired after an Eaton County Sheriff deputy, who was accused of making an “abusive and improper arrest” in 2014, resigned and got a job with another sheriff’s department.

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