011. Colorado Senate Bill 20-217 to Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity: A Closer Look
Colorado Senate Bill 20-217, referred to as the "Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity" bill "concerning measures to enhance law enforcement integrity," passed with a 53-13 vote and was signed by Governor Jared Polis on June 19, 2020. Listen in on this special episode as Law Talk Colorado board director Adrian Romero interviews Denver Civil Rights attorney Laura Wolf, partner in Wolf Guevara LLP, who explains what this landmark bill means to both law enforcement and citizens. For example, requiring body cameras, "which is a really important piece with respect to transparency," she explains, adding that most police officers really are out there with the intention of "protecting our rights" and the increased levels of transparency protect them too. Wolf discusses many other key aspects of the bill, including the removal (or diminishing) of Qualified Immunity for law enforcement at the state level, even though it still exists in Federal law. "Qualified Immunity is out of control," she says. The full text of Colorado Senate Bill 20-217 is lengthy, but if you're interested, you can click here to read the full text of the bill. Thank you for listening!
Support the show (https://lawtalkcolorado.com/support/)