H.R.306 - National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 01/13/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/05/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.306 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/13/2015)
National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act of 2015
Requires the Attorney General to issue regulations for the collection and compilation of data pertaining to the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers, which shall require:
- the collection of data on all instances wherein deadly force was used;
- the data to include information on the characteristics of the officer and the person who was the target of deadly force (excluding personally identifiable information), the alleged criminal activity of such person, when and where the deadly force occurred, the nature of the deadly force used, the law enforcement agency's explanation of why deadly force was used, any deadly force guidelines of the law enforcement agency in effect at the time, and any non-lethal efforts employed to apprehend or subdue the person before deadly force was used;
- a standardized form be made available to law enforcement agencies for the submission of data collected to the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics; and
- law enforcement agencies to maintain all data collected for not less than four years.
Requires the Bureau to provide the data to Congress and make it available to the public. Restricts the disclosure of the name or identifying information of a law enforcement officer, a person who was the target of deadly force, or any other individual involved in any activity for which such data is collected.
Directs the Attorney General to reduce by 10% the amount that would otherwise be awarded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to a state or local government that fails to comply with the requirements of this Act.