About the bill
Should police officers or law enforcement officers be allowed to have sex with somebody in their custody — even if both parties consent?
About one out of six law enforcement officers charged with sexual assault between 2006 and 2016 were either acquitted or had the charges dropped by acknowledging the sex but claiming it was consensual.
The federal government allows consent to be used a defense when law enforcement officials acknowledge having sex with somebody in protective custody. More than half the states allow the consent defense as well.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on July 26, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
Jul 26, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 6, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1574.
H.R. 6568 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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