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Proposed bill seeks more transparency after police shootings


January 9, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill inspired by the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old in Overland Park would require Kansas law enforcement agencies to change how they handle such shootings.

Under the bill, all law enforcement agencies would be required to have a written policy for investigations when police kill someone. Investigations of the shootings would have to be handled by an outside agency, which would be required to release its investigative report to the public if a prosecutor determines that the officer didn't commit a crime, The Kansas City Star reported.

State Representative Dav...

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