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Which states have rejected Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights laws?

29 states have rejected this policy

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Alabama has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Alaska has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Arizona has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Arkansas has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

California has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Colorado has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Connecticut has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Delaware has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Florida has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Georgia has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Hawaii has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Idaho has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Illinois has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Indiana has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Iowa has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Kansas has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Kentucky has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Louisiana has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Maine has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Maryland has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Massachusetts has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Michigan has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Minnesota has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Mississippi has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Missouri has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Montana has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Nebraska has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Nevada has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

New Hampshire has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

New Jersey has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

New Mexico has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

New York has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

North Carolina has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

North Dakota has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Ohio has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Oklahoma has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Oregon has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Pennsylvania has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Rhode Island has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

South Carolina has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

South Dakota has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Tennessee has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Texas has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Utah has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Vermont has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Virginia has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Washington has rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

West Virginia has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Wisconsin has not rejected this policy

No Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Wyoming has rejected this policy

What It Does

Most states have rejected the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, a dangerous legislative shield against police accountability. This policy frustrates prompt investigation and resolution of police misconduct allegations, often delaying officer interrogation or raising the standard for complaints. The policy often includes provisions that prevent police departments from disciplining or firing problematic officers and prohibit the disclosure of personnel records. Maryland, which was the first state to enact this dangerous policy 1974, repealed its law in 2021.

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Source: Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 38-1101—38-1120.; Ark. Code Ann. §§ 14-52-301—14-52-307; Cal. Gov’t Code §§ 3300—3313; Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, §§ 9200—9209; Fla. Stat. §§ 112.531—112.535; 50 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 725/1-8; Ind. Code §§ 36-8-2.1-1—36-8-2.1-11; Iowa Code §§ 80F.1—80F.2; Kan. Stat. Ann. § 15.520; La. Stat. Ann. §§ 40:2531—40:2535; Minn. Stat. § 626.89; Mo. Rev. Stat. § 590.502; Nev. Rev. Stat. §§ 289.020—289.120; N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 29-14-1—29-14-11; Or. Rev. Stat. § 236.350—236.360; 42 R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 42-28.6-1—42.28.6-17; Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 38-8-301—38-8-312; Tex. Loc. Gov't Code Ann. §§ 143.001—143.020; Va. Code Ann. §§ 9.1-500—9.10-507; W. Va. Code §§ 8-14A-1—8-14A-5; Wis. Stat. §§ 164.01—164.06.

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