2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 20, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives C. Taylor, Berceau, Sargent,
Brostoff, Crowley, Subeck, Considine and Sinicki, cosponsored by Senators
L. Taylor, Risser and C. Larson. Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice
and Public Safety.
1An Act to renumber
175.47 (1) (a); to renumber and amend
175.47 (3) (a); and 2to create
175.47 (1) (aL) and 175.47 (3) (a) 2. of the statutes; relating to:
3investigations of officer-involved deaths.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Current law requires at least two investigators to investigate a death that
involves a law enforcement officer. Under current law, neither investigator may be
employed by a law enforcement agency that employs an officer involved in the death.
This bill modifies that limitation and adds another limitation so that neither
investigator may be an individual who was employed or whose immediate family
member was employed within the previous ten years by a law enforcement agency
that employs an officer involved in the death.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
175.47 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 175.47 (1) (ar).
175.47 (1) (aL) of the statutes is created to read:
(aL) “Immediate family member" means a spouse, grandparent, 2
parent, sibling, child, stepchild, or grandchild or the spouse of a grandparent, parent, 3
sibling, child, stepchild, or grandchild.
175.47 (3) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 175.47 (3) (a) (intro.) 5
and amended to read:
(a) (intro.) Each policy under sub. (2) must require an investigation 7
conducted by at least two investigators, one of whom is the lead investigator and
8neither of whom is employed. Neither investigator required under this paragraph
9may be any of the following:
101. Employed, either currently or within the immediately preceding 10 years,
by a law enforcement agency that employs a law enforcement officer involved in the 12
175.47 (3) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 2. An immediate family member of a person who is currently 15
employed or was employed within the immediately preceding 10 years by a law 16
enforcement agency that employs a law enforcement officer involved in the 17