Texas Bill Would Require Law Enforcement to Carry Liability Insurance
A bill introduced last week by a Texas lawmaker would require law enforcement officers in the state to carry liability insurance as a condition of employment.
Rep. Jolanda Jones, D-Houston, proposed House Bill No. 1808, which states a law enforcement agency may not employ a peace officer – a law enforcement officer – unless they obtain and continuously maintain liability insurance to cover damages resulting from any misconduct. That includes intentional, negligent, or willful acts committed by the law enforcement officer while acting in the scope of their employment for the law enforcement agency.