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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 943
DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
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F.S. 943.1740
943.1740 Standards for use of force investigations.
(1) This section shall apply to use of force investigations conducted when a law enforcement officer’s use of force results in the death of any person or the intentional discharge of a firearm that results in injury or death to any person.
(2) Each law enforcement agency shall develop and maintain policies regarding use of force investigations concerning a law enforcement officer employed by the agency at the time of the use of force. At a minimum, such policies must incorporate an independent review of the use of force by:
(a) A law enforcement agency that did not employ the law enforcement officer under investigation at the time of the use of force;
(b) A law enforcement officer who is not employed by the same employing agency as the law enforcement officer under investigation; or
(c) The state attorney of the judicial circuit in which the use of force occurred.
(3) The policies must incorporate a requirement for the reviewing agency or officer to complete an independent report upon completion of the independent review. The independent report shall be submitted to the state attorney of the judicial circuit in which the use of force occurred.
History.s. 6, ch. 2021-241.