This summer, Nevada launched a statewide Use of Force dashboard, which comes as a result of SB212 from the 2021 Legislative Session. Funding was allocated for the dashboard last year. In addition to the dashboard, the law places limits on police use of force practices, requiring law enforcement agencies to report monthly data and advises agencies to participate in the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data collection.
The dashboard defines use of force as:
When a fatality occurs to a person in connection to use of force by a law enforcement officer.
When there is serious bodily injury to a person in connection with use of force by a law enforcement officer.
In the absence of either death or serious bodily injury, when a firearm is discharged by a law enforcement officer at or in the direction of a person.
The definition of serious bodily injury is based, in part, on 18 United States Code 2246 (4). The term “‘serious bodily injury’ means bodily injury that involves a substantial risk of death, unconsciousness, protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty.”