Ziemke supports bill for transparency and accountability in policing

Statehouse – State Rep. Cindy Ziemke recently voted to advance a bill supporting local law enforcement, and boosting accountability and transparency in policing.

The House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code unanimously passed House Bill 1006, which would require full employment record sharing between police departments to identify bad actors, provide additional flexibility to the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board in order to address significant officer misconduct, and require de-escalation training for new recruits and current officers.

House Bill 1006 received support from many stakeholder groups, including the Indiana State Police, Indiana State Police Alliance, Indiana Fraternal Order of Police, Indiana Sheriff’s Association, Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Hoosier State Press Association, Inc., the Indy Chamber of Commerce and the Public Defender Commission.

House Bill 1006 now moves to the full House of Representatives for consideration.