Testimony in support of HB 3090 (Reporting of Deaths in Custody Act) to House Judiciary--Criminal Committee

If passed into law, this bill will establish a centralized, comprehensive State-wide reporting system for the timely, accurate collection of data from all law enforcement, detention and correctional entities (municipal, county and state) on arrest-related deaths and deaths in custody (including public reporting on the identity of and number of people who died; demographic data on the deceased including age, race, gender; the location of the death; the identity of the detaining or arresting agency; the basic cause, manner and circumstances surrounding their death; and results of any internal investigations, autopsies, disciplinary actions, referrals to law enforcement agencies for investigation or referrals for prosecution undertaken in relation to a reported death) and mandates that this data be made available to the public on-line.

Gary Ricke2019