- Associated Press - Friday, September 30, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee’s police chief says his department will change the way it handles an investigation into a fatal shootings by an officer.

Chief Edward Flynn says Milwaukee police have reached an agreement with area law enforcement agencies to have a team of detectives lead the investigations. Wisconsin law requires outside agencies to investigate fatal police shootings. And the Milwaukee police department has turned to the state Department of Justice for those investigations.

Elected officials and families of those killed by police have been critical of state agents handling the investigations because some are former Milwaukee police officers. The Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/2ds5m26 ) reports Flynn says the change will also mean investigators will be on the scene of a fatal police shooting earlier.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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