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Wis. lawmakers to consider police death bill

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A legislative committee is expected to take public comments on a bill that would revamp police protocols for handling officer-involved deaths.

The bipartisan bill would require three investigators, including two from an agency that wasn't involved in the death, to prepare a report on the incident.

The attorney general would appoint a board that would review the report and submit recommendations to prosecutors. The board would include a retired or reserve judge; a former sheriff, police chief, chief deputy sheriff or chief deputy police chief; an assistant attorney general; a Wisconsin professor with experience in criminal law; and a former district attorney or assistant district attorney.

The Assembly's criminal justice committee is set to hold a public hearing on the measure Thursday.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A legislative committee is expected to take public comments on a bill that would revamp police protocols for handling officer-involved deaths.

The bipartisan bill would require a team of three investigators, including two from an agency that wasn't involved in the death, to prepare a report on the incident. A new state Justice Department board would review the report and submit recommendations to prosecutors and forward the report on to anyone responsible for disciplining an officer involved in the death.

The Assembly's criminal justice committee is set to hold a public hearing on the measure Thursday.


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