Peace Officer-Involved Shooting Statute C.R.S. 16-2.5-301

C.R.S. § 16-2.5-301

§ 16-2.5-301. Peace officer-involved shooting investigations - protocol

  1. Each police department, sheriff's office, and district attorney within the state shall develop protocols for participating in a multi-agency team, which shall include at least one other police department or sheriff's office, or the Colorado bureau of investigation, in conducting any investigation, evaluation, and review of an incident involving the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer that resulted in injury or death. The law enforcement agencies participating need not be from the same judicial district.

  2. Each law enforcement agency shall post the protocol on its web site or, if it does not have a web site, make it publicly available upon request. The protocols required by this section shall be completed and implemented by December 31, 2015.

Effective: May 20, 2015

C.R.S.A. § 20-1-114

  1. The district attorney shall, if no criminal charges are filed following the completion of an investigation pursuant to section 16-2.5-301, C.R.S., release a report and publicly disclose the report explaining the district attorney's findings, including the basis for the decision not to charge the officer with any criminal conduct. The district attorney shall post the written report on its web site or, if it does not have a web site, make it publicly available upon request.

  2. If the district attorney refers the matter under investigation to the grand jury, the district attorney shall release a statement at the time the matter is referred to the grand jury disclosing the general purpose of the grand jury's investigation. If no true bill is returned, the grand jury may issue a report pursuant to section 16-5-205.5, C.R.S.

  3. All disclosures required by this section remain subject to the criminal justice records act.

Effective: May 20, 2015