Proposal to require grand jury in some officer-involved shooting cases deferred

: Rep. Denise Marcelle, D-Baton Rouge, introduced a bill on April 2 that would require grand juries to examine all shootings by police officers that result in injury or death. (Source: Devon Sanders)
 Rep. Denise Marcelle, D-Baton Rouge, introduced a bill on April 2 that would require grand juries to examine all shootings by police officers that result in injury or death. (Source: Devon Sanders)

By Paul Braun

The sponsor of controversial legislation that would require criminal grand juries to review all officer-involved shootings resulting in injury or death deferred her own bill after agreeing to seek creation of a task force to study it.

Rep. Denise Marcelle, D-Baton Rouge, proposed the bill after Attorney General Jeff Landry decided not to file criminal charges against the Baton Rouge police officers involved in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling.

Read the story in FOX 8/fox8live.com.

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