H.R.5221 - Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 05/12/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/18/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5221 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/12/2016)
Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016
This bill requires a state or local government that receives funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to train law enforcement officers on de-escalation techniques. The Department of Justice (DOJ) may reduce by up to 20% the JAG allocation of a state or local government that fails to comply.
DOJ must collect data on the efforts of state and local governments to enhance de-escalation training for law enforcement officers.
Additionally, a state or local government that receives JAG program funding must enact a law, policy, or procedure that establishes an affirmative duty on a law enforcement officer to use de-escalation techniques. DOJ must reduce by 15% the JAG allocation of a state or local government that fails to enact such law, policy, or procedure.
DOJ must issue guidance on compliance with these requirements.