language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 200-S.F.No. 2231 An act relating to peace officers; clarifying when a peace officer may recoup attorney fees and costs in a civilian complaint proceeding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 471.44, subdivision 2. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 471.44, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [COSTS IN DEFENSE OF CIVILIAN COMPLAINTS.] A home rule charter or statutory city, town, or county that establishes a peace officer civilian review authority to review civilian complaints about alleged peace officer misconduct shall pay the reasonable costs of legal counsel and reasonable fees incurred by the officer in defending against a complaint after
probable cause is found if the complaint isa finding that the complaint is sustained by the authority, and if the complaint is subsequently not upheld at a hearing before the authority. If a complaint against a peace officer is sustained, no payment may be made under this subdivision. Presented to the governor May 13, 2004 Signed by the governor May 15, 2004, 9:55 p.m.