MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers are poised to hold the first hearing on a package of police reform legislation based on recommendations from a racial disparities task force.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos formed the task force last fall in the wake of deadly police shootings across the country. The task force issued a set of recommendations in April. The Assembly’s criminal justice committee was scheduled to consider seven bills based on the recommendations Thursday.
The legislation calls for gathering data on no-knock entries, training for officers stationed in schools, psychological tests for officer applicants, crisis training for officers and drug-testing for officers involved in incidents resulting in deaths or injuries. Opponents say the bills don’t go nearly far enough.