Ferguson Commission looking at having state attorney general act as special prosecutor in police fatal shootings or injury

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(KPLR) – The state attorney general would serve as a special prosecutor in cases of police use of force that end in death or shooting injury. That’s one recommendation working its way through Ferguson Commission.

Monday night at the University of Missouri St. Louis a commission subcommittee endorsed that idea and others, including the formation of a highway patrol task force to lead investigations into use of force deaths, officer involved shootings or in-custody deaths.

The recommendations will be taken up by the full Ferguson Commission next month.

The commission is due to present its final findings to Governor Nixon in September.