Tierney Blog

Police Shootings

A string of high publicity shootings by police officers has led to a nationwide soul-searching reexamination as to how these cases are investigated and prosecuted. The concern that local prosecutors are "too close" to these emotional cases has led an increasing number of states to consider having the state attorney general handle these matters. Long the way it has been done in many states (Maine, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Wisconsin), others are following suit (New York) or considering doing so as evidenced by a recent Report from the Ohio Supreme Court.

See: The Columbus Dispatch, Task force: Attorney general should handle fatal police use of force cases