Officer involved shooting investigations to be reviewed by Brianna Smith

A picture from dash cam video of the shooting of Zachary Hammond. A federal lawsuit is pending.

(WSPA) The way officer involved shootings are investigated will be reviewed by a task force comprised of Solicitors.

13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins and 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett are both on that task force.

The task force will review the process of Solicitors reviewing cases that are brought to them by SLED.

Right now that process varies from circuit to circuit. Some Solicitors like Barry Barnette, choose to have another circuit review their cases so that there is no conflict of interest.

The task force will look at options like grouping circuits together geographically to review cases, or to have an independent organization of prosecutors review the cases, much like SLED.

The task force will meet again in September to review their options and make a decision by late this year.

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