- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Amid intense scrutiny of officer-involved shootings nationwide, Atlanta’s police chief says any such shooting resulting in death or serious injury will be investigated by the Georgia Bureau of investigation.

Local news media report Chief George Turner said Tuesday he wants to promote transparency and trust.

The GBI already handles such investigations for most other jurisdictions in the state. Agency Director Vernon Keenan said the volume of cases is a strain on his agency. But he said the governor has requested 20 additional GBI agents in his budget.

Turner says his department will issue a statement following any officer-involved shooting but that further information will come from the GBI. Keenan said his agents will be fact-finders who will turn over their files to the district attorney once an investigation is complete.

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