Our Demands

(In solidarity with Campaign Zero, and Nixthe6-)

Remove barriers to effectiveness misconduct investigations and civilian oversight

Remove contract provisions, local policies, and provisions in state Law Enforcement Officers’ Bills of Rights laws that:

  • allow officers to wait 48 hours or more before being interrogated after an incident

  • prevent investigators from pursuing other cases of misconduct revealed during an investigation

  • prohibit civilians from having the power to discipline, subpoena or interrogate police officers

  • state that the Police Chief has the sole authority to discipline police officers

  • enable officers to appeal a disciplinary decision to a hearing board of other police officers

  • enable officers to use the contract grievance process to have an outside arbitrator reverse disciplinary decisions and reinstate officers who have committed misconduct prevent an officer from being investigated for an incident that happened 100 or more days prior

  • allow an officer to choose not to take a lie detector test without being punished, require the civilian who is accusing that officer of misconduct to pass a lie detector first, or prevent the officer’s test results from being considered as evidence of misconduct

Keep officer’s disciplinary history accessible to police departments and the public

Remove contract provisions, local policies, and provisions in state Law Enforcement Officers’ Bills of Rights laws that allow police officers to:

 

  • expunge or destroy records of past misconduct (sustained or not) from their disciplinary file

  • prevent their disciplinary records from being released to the public via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request

Ensure financial accountability for officers and police departments that kill or seriously injure residents

Remove contract provisions, local policies, and provisions in state Law Enforcement Officers’ Bills of Rights laws that:

 

  • require officers to be given paid administrative leave or paid desk-duty during an investigation following a police shooting or other use of deadly or excessive force

  • prevent officers from receiving unpaid suspensions as discipline for misconduct or allow officers to use vacation or discretionary time to pay themselves while on suspension

  • allow officers to receive paid leave or paid desk-duty after being charged with a felony offence