Making the police “Laurie List” public?

Aug 08, 2018
laurie list

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) chapter in New Hampshire is pushing the attorney general to make a full, public release of the 171 names on the “Laurie List.”

The list is formally known as the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule, which the attorney general’s office is required to update and maintain. It contains the names of those police officers whose credibility might be called into question during a trial. Those credibility issues might relate to actions such as use of excessive force, falsifying reports, lying in court, or sexual harassment.

ACLU criticizes handling of officer misconduct

Jul 11, 2018
police misconduct

Representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers are criticizing how the state Department of Justice handles officer misconduct through the so-called “Laurie List.”

ACLU keeping close eye on planned border checkpoints

Jun 01, 2018
border patrol

Federal border patrol officials are planning five checkpoints in New Hampshire this summer. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Hampshire is monitoring the checkpoints to ensure they do not violate the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure.

At highway checkpoints, border patrol agents can ask all travelers if they are in the United States legally. Travelers do not have to answer, but if they refuse, border patrol agents may temporarily detain them and try to determine their status.

Body Camera Legislation in NH

Aug 01, 2017
body camera

While there currently is no law in New Hampshire requiring police officers to wear body cameras, some New Hampshire towns have adopted the use on their own. Those departments who have not embraced the policy often cite cost of equipment and data storage.

Sununu signs drug enforcement bill

Jul 15, 2017
drug enforcement

Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill to authorize more funding and state troopers to fight drug trafficking.

The bill, SB 131, sailed through the House and Senate with large majority votes. It sends $2.1 million to the state police and forensics lab and $2.4 million to local law enforcement grants. The money must be spent on five new state troopers and other substance abuse enforcement efforts, particularly on the state's borders. 

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