Denver--Today, Majority Whip John Cooke's (R-Greeley) bill to clarify language regarding law enforcement procedure with Intensive Supervised Parole (ISP) escapees passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a unanimous vote. Senate Bill 17-048 allows law enforcement officials to detain suspected ISP escapees with probable cause.
"As a former sheriff, keeping our communities safe by closely monitoring convicted criminals completing the terms of their sentence is a top priority," said Cooke. "This legislation is a commonsense clarification of existing language that will allow law enforcement officials to keep our communities safer, and I am pleased it has passed committee."
Senate Bill 048 now moves on to a vote of the committee of the whole.