H.R. 5688 (111th): Law Enforcement Torture Prevention Act of 2010

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a criminal penalty for torture committed by law enforcement officers and others acting under color of law.

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Jul 1, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 1, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Danny Davis

Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 1, 2010
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Jul 1, 2010

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H.R. 5688 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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