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2006 House Bill 6109: Establish police “Garrity statements” law
Introduced by Rep. Rick Jones R- on May 24, 2006
To prohibit the release to a third party of certain statements made by a police officer to his or her employer about official duty actions, unless the officer gives written consent for the release. This refers to so-called "Garrity statements" (referencing a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case), which are statements made under threat of discharge. Due to the their coercive nature these statements may not be used in a criminal case against an office without violating his or her Fifth Amendment protection from self incrimination.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 24, 2006