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Wisconsin first to require independent investigation of police-involved deaths
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By Gina Barton
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE — For nearly 10 years, Michael Bell has waged a campaign for greater accountability when police use lethal force.

He has spent more than $1 million on billboards, newspaper advertisements and a website, all of them asking some variation of this question: When police kill, should they judge themselves?

Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday answered with a resounding "no," signing into law a bill that requires outside investigation when people die in police custody — the first of its kind in the nation. Bell, along with more than two dozen family members and supporters, attended the private signing ceremony in the governor's office.

http://www.policeone.com/investigations/...ed-deaths/
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Quote:The new law requires a team of at least two investigators from an outside agency to lead reviews of such deaths.

So instead of the good ol' boys in the department involved, it'll be the good ol' boys down the street that know the good ol' boys that are involved. It also seems that it only relates to deaths when the person is already in custody, at least that's what is alluded to in the article. It would seem this law wouldn't have any effect in cases like Christopher Roupe, since he wasn't in custody when he was shot for holding a Wii remote.
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