555 CMR 6.09 - Investigation When Use of Force Results in a Death or Serious Bodily Injury

Law enforcement agencies shall develop and implement a policy and procedure for reporting a use of force that results in a death or serious bodily injury.

Whenever an officer uses force that results in a death or serious bodily injury, the Officer-in-charge shall immediately notify the agency head or their designee. The agency shall conduct an investigation according to their policies and protocols.

If the use of force involved a weapon, the agency head or their designee shall secure the weapon or weapons used for examination and maintain the appropriate chain of custody protocols.

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555 CMR 6.09
Adopted by Mass Register Issue 1453, eff. 10/1/2021. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1476, eff. 8/5/2022 (EMERGENCY). Amended by Mass Register Issue 1483, eff. 8/5/2022 (COMPLIANCE).

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