STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2021) – After a unanimous vote by the Indiana House of Representatives, legislation co-authored by State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) supporting local law enforcement now heads to the Senate for consideration.
Morrison said to boost accountability and transparency in policing, this proposal for a new law would require full employment record sharing between police departments to identify bad actors, provide additional flexibility to the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board in order to address significant officer misconduct, and require de-escalation training for new recruits and current officers.
"This legislation was truly a bipartisan effort that involved gathering input from law enforcement on how they can better serve their communities and our great state," Morrison said. "Our public safety officers work hard to protect us, and they deserve our support."
He said the legislation also includes $70 million investment in improved training programs and facility upgrades at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, which Morrison said hasn't been updated since the 1970s.
Supporters of House Bill 1006 are the Indiana State Police, Indiana State Police Alliance, Indiana Fraternal Order of Police, Indiana Sheriff's Association, Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Hoosier State Press Association, Inc., the Indy Chamber of Commerce and the Public Defender Commission.
To learn more and watch legislative proceedings, visit iga.in.gov.
State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) represents House District 42,
which includes all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay,
Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.
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