PA 10-68—sSB 167

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Planning and Development Committee

Appropriations Committee

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING INDEMNIFICATION OF CERTAIN POLICE OFFICERS

SUMMARY: By law, a state, local, or State Capitol police officer who is found not guilty or has charges dismissed in a prosecution for a crime allegedly committed in the course of duty must be indemnified by his or her employer for economic loss, including legal fees.

Under case law, an officer could recover attorney's fees related to the prosecution but not from a separate lawsuit to enforce the officer's right to indemnification (Link v. Shelton, 186 Conn. 623 (1982)). This act allows the officer to recover attorneys' fees and costs from enforcing the indemnification provisions.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2010

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