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  *590.1265.  Citation of law — definitions — use-of force incidents reporting, standards and procedures — publication of report data — analysis report. — 1.  The provisions of this section shall be known and may be cited as the "Police Use of Force Transparency Act of 2021".

  2.  For purposes of this section, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Law enforcement agency", the same meaning as defined in section 590.1040;

  (2)  "Peace officer", the same meaning as defined in section 590.010;

  (3)  "Use-of-force incident", an incident in which:

  (a)  A fatality occurs that is connected to a use-of-force by a peace officer;

  (b)  Serious bodily injury occurs that is connected to a use-of-force by a peace officer; or

  (c)  In the absence of death or serious bodily injury, a peace officer discharges a firearm at, or in the direction of, a person.

  3.  Each law enforcement agency shall, at least annually, collect and report local data on use-of-force incidents involving peace officers to the National Use of Force Data Collection through the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  4.  Each law enforcement agency shall additionally report the data submitted under subsection 3 of this section to the department of public safety.  Law enforcement agencies shall not include personally identifying information of individual peace officers in their reports.

  5.  The department of public safety shall, no later than June 30, 2022, develop standards and procedures governing the collection and reporting of use-of-force data under this section.  The standards and procedures shall be consistent with the requirements, definitions, and methods of the National Use of Force Data Collection administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  6.  The department of public safety shall publish the data reported by law enforcement agencies under subsection 4 of this section, including statewide aggregate data and agency-specific data, in a publicly available report.  Such data shall be deemed a public record consistent with the provisions and exemptions contained in chapter 610.

  7.  The department of public safety shall undertake an analysis of any trends and disparities in rates of use-of-force by all law enforcement agencies, with a report to be released to the public no later than January 1, 2025.  The report shall be updated periodically thereafter, but not less than once every five years.


(L. 2021 S.B. 26)

*This section was enacted by both S.B. 26 and S.B. 53 & 60, 2021.  Due to possible conflict, both versions are printed.

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