NASA, NTSB and Harvard Med School meet with Law Enforcement to discuss police shootings

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The University of Wisconsin Madison Law School has released a Summary of Conference proceedings following a May conference held in Racine, WI.

The Conference titled "Best Practices for Review and Prevention of Deadly Incidents in High-Hazard Professions: Lessons for Police" placed directors of NASA, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Police Executive Research Forum, the Police Foundation and others in a setting to discuss how the non-law enforcement learning systems develop and issue recommendations to reduce deaths.

The Conference, hosted by the SC Johnson Foundation at Wingspread and the UWM Law School, was organized by the father of a man killed by police, Michael M. Bell.

The Bell family spent 10 years spearheading a first-in-the nation type legislation that was signed by WI Governor Scott Walker in 2014. The legislation requires outside agencies to investigate all fatal shootings by law enforcement throughout the state.

Bell, a retired USAF Lt. Colonel, co-wrote an article titled, "The Insanity of Finding Fault versus Fixing Cause" which was the basis for the conference.

A Legislative Council Committee has been recommended to advance the concepts.

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