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.