INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – On Thursday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill that requires Indiana law enforcement to be trained in de-escalation techniques.
The training would be provided as part of: pre-basic training, mandatory in-service training and the executive training program.
The bill also establishes a procedure to allow the Indiana law enforcement training board to decertify an officer who has committed misconduct as well as defining “chokehold” and prohibits the use of a chokehold under certain circumstances.
House Bill 1006 “specifies that a law enforcement officer who turns off a body worn camera with the intent to conceal a criminal act commits a Class A misdemeanor.”
In addition, the bill outlines requirements when hiring officers.