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§ 150.21a. Crimes information unit

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State Government

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. State Bureau of Investigation
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 150.21a
§ 150.21a. Crimes information unit
A. The Director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation may establish a crimes information unit within the Bureau.
B. With authorization from the Director of the Bureau, the crimes information unit or any employee of the Bureau may:
1. Investigate organized crime, criminal conspiracies, and threats of violent crime;
2. Collect information concerning the activity and identity of individuals reasonably believed to be engaged in organized crime, criminal conspiracies, or threatening violent crime;
3. Analyze collected information and disseminate such information to other law enforcement agencies for the purposes of criminal investigation and crime prevention;
4. Coordinate the effort of this state with local, state and federal agencies to protect its citizens against organized crime, criminal conspiracies and threats of violent crime by creating a clearinghouse of crime-related information for use by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; and
5. Provide training to peace officers of this state concerning the legal collection, preservation and dissemination of crime-related information.
C. Release of information compiled pursuant to this section shall be prohibited except for release of information to law enforcement officers and prosecutorial authorities for the purpose of criminal investigation, criminal prosecution, and crime prevention. Unauthorized release or unauthorized use of this information shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by incarceration in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year or a fine not exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this section, “unauthorized release” or “unauthorized use” shall include, but not be limited to, giving the information to any person who is not a law enforcement officer unless necessitated by an ongoing criminal investigation, or release of information to a law enforcement officer who is not engaged in a criminal investigation requiring the information or who is not authorized by his or her agency to receive such information, or release of information in violation of any rules promulgated by the Bureau. Information collected and compiled under the authority of this section shall be privileged and not discoverable nor subject to subpoena or order for production issued by any court, other than production in a district court criminal proceeding for the prosecution of crimes which are the subject of the information sought. The Director of OSBI shall make a quarterly report to the OSBI Commission of all information collected and compiled under the authority of this section.

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Laws 1996, c. 154, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1996.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 150.21a, OK ST T. 74 § 150.21a
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 106 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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