Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–561.04. Independent expert consultant.

(a) By December 1, 2014, the OVSJG shall retain an independent expert consultant.

(b) The independent expert consultant shall be selected by the Office of Police Complaints, with input from the Victim Assistance Network, subject to final approval by the OVSJG.

(c) The independent expert consultant shall be retained for a period of one year, with the option for the OVSJG to extend the contract in 1-year increments.

(d) The independent expert consultant selected shall have current and recognized expertise in the areas of law enforcement, crime victims' rights, victim advocacy, medical best practices, policy and procedure development, sexual assault, and the investigation or prosecution of sexual assault.


(Nov. 20, 2014, D.C. Law 20-139, § 204, 61 DCR 5913; Mar. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-57, § 3(d), 66 DCR 15914.)

Applicability

Section 402 of D.C. Law 23-274 provided that the amendments made to this section by Law 23-57 shall apply as of January 1, 2021.

Section 3 of D.C. Act 23-552 provided that the amendments made to this section by Law 23-57 shall apply as of January 1, 2021. Therefore those amendments shall be implemented for this section on January 1, 2021.

Section 3 of D.C. Act 23-412 provided that the amendments made to this section by Law 23-57 shall apply as of January 1, 2021. Therefore those amendments shall be implemented for this section on January 1, 2021.

Section 9(a) of D.C. Law 23-57 provided that the amendments made to this section by Law 23-57 shall apply as of October 1, 2020. Therefore those amendments shall be implemented for this section on October 1, 2020.