BCPD: ‘Bad Cops’ Legislation is a Good Thing
It is unclear, as yet, whether Governor Rick Snyder will sign into law the so-called "bad cops" legislation now passed by both Michigan legislative chambers.
But, Battle Creek Police Deputy Chief Jim Grafton agrees the measure - meant to help departments uncover disciplinary and other personnel issues - when an officer applies for a position with a different department.
The Michigan House and Senate passed the bill in early October.
Specifically, the bill requires departments keep information about an officer's departure and also requires officers to sign a waiver allowing that department to share information with another department where the officer's hiring is being considered.
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