Governor Signs HB471 to have DOJ maintain a list of police officers with a record of wrongdoing

Governor Chris Sununu signed HB471, into law on 8/25/21 and it becomes effective 9/25/21.  This law allows the Department of Justice to voluntarily maintain a list of current and former law enforcement officers with complaints and misconduct records known as the exculpatory evidence schedule (“EES”).  This schedule will be a public record available under the Right-To-Know law.  This bill also requires police disciplinary hearings to be open to the public unless certain confidential information may be revealed.