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SECTION 837-V*2
Reporting duties of law enforcement departments with respect to arrest-related deaths
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 35
* § 837-v. Reporting duties of law enforcement departments with
respect to arrest-related deaths. 1. The chief of every police
department, each county sheriff, and the superintendent of state police
shall promptly report to the division any arrest-related death,
disaggregated by county. The data shall include all information the
division shall report pursuant to the requirements of subdivision five
of this section.

2. The initial report required by this subdivision shall be for the
period beginning six months after the effective date of this section and
shall be submitted on an annual basis thereafter. Each annual report
shall be submitted no later than February first.

3. The division shall make the information required by subdivision one
of this section available to the public by posting it on the website of
the division. With respect to the information required by subdivision
one of this section, the division shall update such information on a
monthly basis and such information shall be posted in alphanumeric form
that can be digitally transmitted or processed and not in portable
document format or scanned copies of original documents.

4. The division shall promulgate regulations to effectuate the
reporting of data from law enforcement departments sufficient to make
the reports required by subdivision five of this section.

5. The division shall submit to the governor and the legislature an
annual report of arrest-related deaths disaggregated by county. An
arrest-related death is a death that occurs while an individual is in
law enforcement custody or during an attempt to establish custody
including, but not limited to, deaths caused by any use of force. Such
report shall include the following information:

(a) the number of arrest-related deaths;

(b) the race, ethnicity, age, and sex of the individual;

(c) the zip code or location where the death occurred; and

(d) a brief description of the circumstances surrounding the
arrest-related death.

* NB There are 2 § 837-v's