Apr 24, 2014 4:18 AM by Bob Grotenhuis
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado state senator says she'll be pushing law enforcement agencies to report statistics showing what happens when trouble at school leads to the arrests of young people, but police see the new requirement as just one more unfunded burden.
The Smart School Discipline Law requires police and sheriffs officers and district attorneys to file annual reports, the first of which were due this past fall. As of Wednesday, only about 30 of the more than 150 police departments across the state had met the requirement. A few sheriff's departments also had filed, as had three district attorneys from among the state's 22 judicial districts.
Littleton Democrat Linda Newell, who co-sponsored the legislation, says she is disappointed with the response and will be reminding agencies that the reporting is required.