Colorado Rights Blog

SB 284: Police Authority to Block Communications to Barricaded Person

Privacy & Technology
Bill Number: SB 284
Year: 2009
ACLU Position: Monitor
Sponsors: Sen. Newell; Rep. Levy


Allows the supervising representative of a law enforcement agency to order a communications or internet provider to cut, intercept or divert phone, cellular or digital communications if there is probable cause to believe a person is holding a hostage or has barricaded themselves in a structure or vehicle and is armed and posing a danger to themselves or others.

Read the bill here.

Current Status:

06/01/2009 Signed by Governor

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