Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Investigative Team For Police Shootings


Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 7:50 am
By: News On 6


Oklahoma House Minority Leader Scott Inman talked to News 9 reporter Justin Dougherty about Terence Crutcher's death in Tulsa and other officer-involved shootings. Inman said an investigative team led by the attorney general may now be necessary.

Inman said the state has discussed a team like this in the past, but those talks have been tabled for a while. Inman went on to say it may be necessary to have those talks once again.

He feels the state should consider independent investigation team led by the attorney general for any officer-involved shooting.

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"That's not to say that local police departments can't be trusted," Inman said. "I think they can. I think this benefits local police departments, so that way - when the reports come out that yes, there was wrong doing or no, there wasn't any wrong doing on the part of the police officers, the public can trust that."

For more on this story, watch the video interview with the house minority leader.