H.R.738 - Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2009

To encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes. view all titles (5)

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  • Official: To encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Death Custody Reporting Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2009 as passed house.

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Result: Passed - February 04, 2009

Roll call number 53 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 738 Death in Custody Reporting Act

 

Official Summary

Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2009 - Requires states that receive certain criminal justice assistance grants to report to the Attorney General on a quarterly basis certain information regarding the death of any person who is detained, arrested, en route to incarceration, or incarcerated

Official Summary

Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2009 - Requires states that receive certain criminal justice assistance grants to report to the Attorney General on a quarterly basis certain information regarding the death of any person who is detained, arrested, en route to incarceration, or incarcerated in state or local facilities or a boot camp prison. Grants the Attorney General discretion to reduce by up to 10% the amount of the criminal justice assistance grants of states that fail to comply. Requires the head of each federal law enforcement agency to report to the Attorney General annually certain information regarding the death of any person who:
(1) is detained or arrested by any officer of such agency (or by any state or local law enforcement officer for purposes of a federal law enforcement operation); or
(2) is en route to be incarcerated or detained, or is incarcerated or detained, at any federal correctional facility or federal pretrial detention facility located within the United States or any other facility pursuant to a contract with or used by such agency.Requires the Attorney General to study such information and report on means by which it can be used to reduce the number of such deaths.

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  • American Civil Liberties Union

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