HB 336: Punishment for Manipulating a Phone While Driving
This bill punishes drivers who "manipulate" (use) or even hold their cell phone while operating a vehicle.
HB 266: Restricting Amber Alert Abuse
This bill restricts Amber Alerts so they are not used in custody disputes.
SB 124: Increasing Law Enforcement Accountability
This bill requires any law enforcement agency to confirm whether a prospective hire has previously worked in law enforcement.
What Should Happen if an Officer Lies To Obtain a Search Warrant?
This question has become more than theoretical for Roderick Talley, whose apartment door was blown off its hinges and apartment searched after an officer lied in an affidavit.
Crisis Intervention Teams: An Additional Tool to Address Mental Health
On July 15, 2022, the new “988” phone number went live. It aims to be a resource for people experiencing a mental health crisis and an alternative to the police response which would typically be triggered by a 911 call. Calls are...
Why the Officers in Uvalde May Escape Accountability
Why did police hold their position for over an hour while waiting for backup as the nightmarish incident unfolded at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary? This is particularly concerning because there are numerous questions surrounding the...