An act to add or amend laws regarding the identification of on duty law enforcement personnel.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF SAN ANDREAS DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. SHORT TITLE
- The act may be cited as the "Law Enforcement Officer Identification Act of 2019"
Section 2. DEFINITIONS
- ''Law Enforcement Officer'' or ''LEO'' shall be defined as: any person(s) who have sworn a binding oath to enforce the laws of a local, state, or federal government. This definition includes police officers,deputy sheriffs, special and federal agents et. al
- "Identification" shall be defined as: any act that works to confirm the identity of the individual
- "Identity" shall be defined as: the facts relating to whom a person is.
Section 3. PURPOSE
- To provide a legal precedent for law enforcement officers to provide identification to any citizen who requests it, particularly to those who act as a LEO while operating in plain clothes, or out of uniform.
Section 4. PROPOSED LAW
- Any Law Enforcement officer, regardless of the department or jurisdiction served, who is operating within the course of active duty, must identify with a badge number and last name upon request.
Section 5. EXCEPTIONS
- EXCEPTION 1: The law enforcement officer may decline to identify his or herself if he or she has probable cause suggesting that doing so may jeopardize their life beyond the normal risks of Law Enforcement Work. OR, if aforementioned Law Enforcement Officer is conducting deep cover (alias) work.
- EXCEPTION 2: The law enforcement officer may not justify his failure to identify with "plain clothes," "no visible badge", or similar arguments.