House committee hears Ferguson-related deadly force bill
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House committee hears Ferguson-related deadly force bill

Date: May 4, 2015
By: Kolbie Satterfield
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 199

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With just two weeks left in the session a House Committee hears the Ferguson-related deadly force bill
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Wrap: The Ferguson-related bill would restrict the right of officers to shoot a feeling suspect.

Officers would only be allowed to use deadly force if a suspect poses serious physical harm, is trying to escape by using a weapon, or is posing a serious threat to the officer or another person.

Sarah Rossi of the American Civil Liberties Union testified on the bill.

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Description: "Police officer has to have probable cause to believe that person is going to cause death or serious bodily injury to the officer or another member of the public a person can commit a violent felony and flee and not be a danger to anybody in the public or anybody or police officer."

The bill was not met with any opposition within the committee.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield

Intro: 
The Ferguson-related deadly force bil that would tighten restrictions on the use of force by law enforcement officials is expecting a vote on Tuesday
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Wrap: Currently officers may use deadly force if they believe the force is necessary.

A Ferguson-related bill would restrict an officer's right to kill a suspect if they pose a serious physical injury,are attempting to escape by using a deadly weapon, or posing a serious threat to an officer or another person.

During Monday's Civil and Criminal Proceedings Committee Sarah Rossi of the American Civil Liberties Union expressed concern.

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Description: "A police officer has to believe that the person fleeing with probable cause is going to cause serious bodily injury or death to a member of the public or the police they can't just commit a violent felony."

 

Committee took no immediate vote on the bill.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Kolbie Satterfield


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