The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, October 15 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon

Police shooting probes flawed

Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed police records to show that in the past 20 years, no police shooting inquest in Milwaukee County has resulted in criminal charges against an officer. "Inquest jurors never hear from the families of the dead or from their attorneys. There's no cross-examination. The only witnesses are those called by the prosecutors, who critics suggest have a vested interest in clearing shooters because of their relationship with police." The paper found two instances in which an inquest panel did not completely clear officers involved in a shooting.

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   |   Privacy Policy
crossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram