- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Weld County authorities are hoping to bring more transparency to officer-involved shooting investigations with the appointment of a new team to handle the cases.

The Greeley Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1I1qTcw ) that Weld District Attorney Michael Rourke announced Tuesday that a multi-jurisdictional Critical Incident Response Team, known as the “Shoot Team,” will handle any incident in which officers shoot at other people while on duty.

Rourke said Tuesday that the stand-alone agency, which was approved last week, had been in the works for months.

The Shoot Team will be comprised of individuals who hold top positions at their home agencies, veteran investigators and detectives, as well as young officers who show potential.

Other Shoot Teams in Colorado include those in Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder and Jefferson counties.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com


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