Rep. Alberta Tinsley-Talabi Responds to Fatal Police Encounters

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Recent events have shown how the use of force by a law enforcement agency can sometimes be fatal. When the review is handled internally, it can give rise to the issues of transparency and a fair/unbiased decision. Representative Alberta Tinsley-Talabi has prepared legislation that would give the Michigan Department of Civil Rights monitoring and review authority when a police action results in the death of a member of a group as currently defined under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act as having been the subject of past discrimination. It would report its findings to the local law enforcement agency and to the Legislature.