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Code of Virginia
Title 9.1. Commonwealth Public Safety
Chapter 6. Civilian Protection in Cases of Police Misconduct

§ 9.1-600. Civilian protection in cases of police misconduct; minimum standards.

A. State, local, and other public law-enforcement agencies, which have ten or more law-enforcement officers, shall have procedures as established in subsection B, allowing citizen submission of complaints regarding the conduct of the law-enforcement agency, law-enforcement officers in the agency, or employees of the agency.

B. Law-enforcement agencies shall ensure, at a minimum, that in the case of all written complaints:

1. The general public has access to the required forms and information concerning the submission of complaints;

2. The law-enforcement agency assists individuals in filing complaints; and

3. Adequate records are maintained of the nature and disposition of such cases.

1993, c. 722, § 2.1-116.9:6; 2001, cc. 153, 844.

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