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Subchapter 002 : Unprofessional Conduct(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 2403)
§ 2403. Law enforcement agencies; duty to report
(a)(1) The executive officer of a law enforcement agency or the chair of the agency’s civilian review board shall report to the Council within 10 business days if any of the following occur in regard to a law enforcement officer of the agency:
(A) Category A.
(i) There is a finding of probable cause by a court that the officer committed Category A conduct.
(ii) There is any decision or findings of fact or verdict regarding allegations that the officer committed Category A conduct, including a judicial decision and any appeal from a decision.
(B) Category B.
(i) The agency receives a credible complaint against the officer that alleges that the officer committed Category B conduct.
(ii) The agency receives or issues any of the following:
(I) a report or findings of a valid investigation finding that the officer committed Category B conduct; or
(II) any decision or findings, including findings of fact or verdict, regarding allegations that the officer committed Category B conduct, including a hearing officer decision, arbitration, administrative decision, or judicial decision, and any appeal from such a decision.
(C) Termination. The agency terminates the officer for Category A or Category B conduct.
(D) Resignation. The officer resigns from the agency while under investigation for unprofessional conduct.
(2) As part of his or her report, the executive officer of the agency or the chair of the civilian review board shall provide to the Council a copy of any relevant documents associated with the report, including any findings, decision, and the agency’s investigative report.
(b) The Council shall provide a copy of any report and the relevant documents provided with it to the Council Advisory Committee, which shall recommend any appropriate action to take in regard to a law enforcement officer who is the subject of that report.
(c) The Executive Director of the Council shall report to the Attorney General and the State’s Attorney of jurisdiction any allegations that an officer committed Category A conduct. (Added 2017, No. 56, § 1, eff. July 1, 2018; amended 2019, No. 166 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; 2021, No. 20, § 164.)