The team’s research led to the successful passage of landmark criminal
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford
applauded the work of his office’s Policy Research Team after they were
presented the Jefferson B. Fordham Award in Law Office Accomplishment from the
American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law.
“This team is one of the most hard-working
and knowledgeable groups that you’ll find in Nevada, and the research they
bring forward is exhaustive and important,” said AG Ford. “Their efforts led to two incredibly consequential
bills being passed in this year’s legislative session that will have tangible
impacts on Nevadans’ lives.
The office’s Policy Research
Team was given the award due to work the members had done in researching best
practices and caselaw which resulted in the successful passage of important
legislation in this year’s legislative session. The Nevada State Legislature
passed two laws sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General and related to
the Policy Research Team’s research.
Assembly Bill 58 will offer more transparency and accountability regarding
Nevada’s law enforcement agencies. The bill gives the Attorney General’s Office
the authority to conduct pattern-or-practice investigations and work with
police agencies to reform patterns of unlawful policing.