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Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016

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Official Title as Introduced

To require that States and localities receiving grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program require law enforcement officers to undergo training on and thereafter employ de-escalation techniques to assist in reducing the need for the use of force by such officers, and for other purposes.


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Date
05/12/2016Introduced in House

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Date
05/18/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/12/2016Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/12/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary05/12/2016 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations05/18/2016 Referred to

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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.