Senator Gardner answered questions from the committee about support for the bill by law enforcement. He stated that some of the concerns law enforcement had about due process are addressed in the amendments. Discussion followed about the role of local law enforcement entities in hiring and firing and concerns that the bill provides a way to undermine that process. The bill sponsors emphasized that the bill creates a process for POST revocations only, as well as sets up an administrative process for departments that do not have a neutral fact finder.
Discussion continued about what happens when a local enforcement authority and POST reach a different conclusion about untruthful statements. Other topics discussed included internal affairs investigations, information sharing between agencies, and the relationship between POST certification and employment as a law enforcement officer.