Amendment ID: S2185-89

Amendment 89

Bias-free police training

Mr. Hinds, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. Cyr move to amend the bill by adding the following sections:

SECTION __. Section 116A of chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the words “including elder victims" in paragraph 2 of subsection (a), the following words: - As used in this section, “bias-free policing” shall mean decisions made by law enforcement officers that shall not consider, but not limited to, a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, immigration status, religion, mental or physical disability, or socio-economic level.

SECTION __. Said section 116A of chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting the following words after subsection (b)(15): - (16) techniques to increase bias-free policing.