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Study of police oversight scheduled for county board vote

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The La Crosse County Board could take a stand Thursday night on the idea of civilians watching police activity in the region. 

The board is scheduled to vote on a plan to form a committee to study the need for a police oversight panel.  The county’s executive committee endorsed the study proposal last week.

There have been calls for oversight groups in several cities, following the death of George Floyd and demonstrations around the country. 

One interest group, the La Crosse chapter of Our Wisconsin Revolution, is urging county residents to e-mail their county supervisors with opinions on the study plan before the meeting. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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