Police Custody Death Investigations

Police Custody Death Investigations

This act relates to investigations of deaths involving a law enforcement officer. It requires the use of outside investigators in the event of a police-related death of a citizen, and requires reports of custody death investigations to be publicly released if criminal charges are not filed against the officers involved.  In addition, officers must also inform victims’ families of their options to pursue additional reviews.

Submitted as:
Wisconsin
A 409
Status: Signed into law on April 23, 2014. 

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