UPDATED: Bill seeks more transparency in fatal police shootings


(Updated to reflect Police Chiefs Association Comment)

A Johnson County legislator on Monday introduced a bill that would demand more disclosure about fatal police shootings similar to one that claimed the life of an Overland Park teen in 2018.

Democratic state Rep. Dave Benson's legislation would make public details of investigations of police shootings when prosecutors decide they're justified and don't file charges. It also would:

  • Require every law enforcement agency to have a written policy for officer-involved shooting deaths.
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