2020 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Article 31. Department of Law
Section 24-31-113. Public integrity - patterns and practices.

It is unlawful for any governmental authority, or any agent thereof, or any person acting on behalf of a governmental authority, to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct by peace officers or by officials or employees of any governmental agency that deprives persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the constitution or laws of the United States or the state of Colorado. Whenever the attorney general has reasonable cause to believe that a violation of this section has occurred, the attorney general, for or in the name of the state of Colorado, may in a civil action obtain any and all appropriate relief to eliminate the pattern or practice. Before filing suit, the attorney general shall notify the government authority or any agent thereof, and provide it with the factual basis that supports his or her reasonable cause to believe a violation occurred. Upon receipt of the factual basis, the government authority, or any agent thereof, has sixty days to change or eliminate the identified pattern or practice. If the identified pattern or practice is not changed or eliminated after sixty days, the attorney general may file a civil lawsuit.

Source: L. 2020: Entire section added, (SB 20-217), ch. 110, p. 458, § 13, effective June 19.

Cross references: For the legislative declaration in SB 20-217, see section 1 of chapter 110, Session Laws of Colorado 2020.

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