Wis. lawmakers to consider police death bill - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Wis. lawmakers to consider police death bill

Posted: Updated:

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.


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.