In the petition, ConVal said the state must provide ConVal with base adequacy funding of $22,164,318.40 ($10,843.60 per pupil x 2,044 pupils) to meet its constitutional obligations for the 2019 fiscal year. READ MORE
To make the list, an officer must have a sustained finding of misconduct for dishonesty, excessive force or mental illness in his or her personnel file that could be deemed exculpatory evidence – that is evidence that is favorable to the defendant. Prosecutors are constitutionally required to turn that information over to the defense when it involves an officer who may testify against the defendant. READ MORE
The redacted list of police who have been disciplined for dishonesty, excessive force, or mental illness appears to be growing at a fast pace as the lawsuit seeking its release heads to court on Feb. 25 and a lawmaker fights to make it public by law. READ MORE
he House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee passed an amended version of House Bill 726 Thursday that creates an advisory council to assist in the planning and construction of a new forensic psychiatric unit on the grounds of the New Hampshire Hospital. READ MORE
It wasn’t the first time that state Rep. Renny Cushing outlined legislation to stop New Hampshire from housing civilly committed mentally ill people at the state prison for men, but on Wednesday he found his most receptive audience to date. READ MORE
The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee essentially killed proposed legislation that would have removed the legal authority for a law enforcement officer to use deadly force in effecting an arrest. READ MORE
The state didn’t conduct reviews of child fatalities last year because the Division for Children Youth and Families had no policy in place to allow the child advocate to observe the process, which is considered critical in learning how to avoid future child deaths.
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