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Create Task Forces for Short-Term Investigation of Use of Force


In the interim (until the previous call is adopted), each
major police force shall create a task force of diverse and
experienced investigators to investigate all cases of police
use of force resulting in death, officer-involved shootings
resulting in injury or death, or in-custody deaths.1
These law enforcement agencies should then enter into
agreements to have their task force lead investigations
of other law enforcement agencies in all cases of police
use of force resulting in death, officer-involved shootings
resulting in injury or death, or in-custody deaths.
1. The St. Louis City Police Department’s Force
Investigative Unit is an existing model for what these task
forces could look like.

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