Identical to S 415, filed 3/28/19.
Amends GS 15A-626 to provide that the district attorney must notify a law enforcement officer by personal service 10 days before a grand jury is to consider a presentment or indictment of the law enforcement officer for actions arising out of or in the performance of the officer's duties as a sworn law enforcement officer. Requires notifying the officer that he/she is entitled to appear before the grand jury and voluntarily testify or present evidence if he/she desires. If the officer elects to testify, he/she must be called after the State's evidence has been presented.
Applies to grand jury proceedings on or after December 1, 2019.
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AN ACT TO CREATE A RIGHT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO TESTIFY BEFORE A GRAND JURY WHEN THE OFFICER MAY BE CRIMINALLY CHARGED FOR A CRIME THAT ALLEGEDLY OCCURRED WHILE THE OFFICER WAS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE OFFICER'S DUTIES.Intro. by D. Hall, Rogers, McGrady, Richardson.
Status: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Apr 10 2019)
Bill H 649 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 9 2019 - View Summary