Investigations Criteria Overview
Academy staff has already begun to tackle the challenge of establishing criteria for independent investigations of deadly force. Two experienced retired investigators are researching best practices from around the nation. They will be soon be joined by several additional experienced investigators from across the state as well as civilian oversight experts to collaborate on what the rules are going to look like. Because the Commission will have more time on the topic of investigations, there will be ample opportunity to develop draft rules, and adjust and improve as additional input is received from the public. All public input will be shared with the Commissioners as it is received before they must adopt rules by December 6th.
Community and stakeholder participation is critical to develop and deliver these rules. The Commission staff has asked community organizations to host public forums across the state on investigations criteria. After these forums, it will be the responsibility of the organization to submit the input to Commission staff to be presented to the Commissioners.