Wisconsin lawmakers introduce police reform package

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce police reform package Photo: Google Maps .

Associated Press
Created: January 20, 2021 03:16 PM

Three lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at reforming police use-of-force policies and investigations.

Republican Sens. Van Wanggaard and Alberta Darling along with Democratic Sen. Lena Taylor unveiled the package on Wednesday.

The legislation would create a board that could investigate officer-involved deaths, require annual reports tallying use-of-force incidents, prohibit training on the use of chokeholds and reduce state aid to municipalities that reduce spending on hiring, training and retaining police.

The package comes after Wisconsin experienced multiple protests last year over police brutality and racism.

An Illinois teen has been charged with killing two people during one of the demonstrations in Kenosha in August.

(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comment on Facebook

With Chauvin trial a week away, 'Operation Safety Net' set to begin

Minnesota waiting on more than 45,000 doses of J&J vaccine

Attorney: Anoka police K-9 Bravo 'likely saved lives' after carjacking

Minn. Senate Republicans propose eliminating state tax on PPP loans

Minnesota Supreme Court to review conviction in Noor case