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Study of local police being suggested to La Crosse County committee

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La Crosse County could take a step closer this week to forming a committee to study policing in the area. 

A resolution to authorize a study comes before the criminal justice management council on Wednesday.  County supervisor Steve Doyle has been working with community members to get ideas for a study.

“County Board chair Monica Kruse will get to appoint (the committee),” says Doyle, “but we have done some checking within the community, and we certainly have a number of law enforcement officials that we need to have involved. That’s important.”  

Doyle says the full county board could authorize a police study at its November meetings.  

Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, many communities have decided to study how their police operate. 

Doyle says the people he’s been talking with are a “work group, to create a committee to create a committee.” He says the county isn’t at the point where a permanent committee, similar to the justice management council, is formed.

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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