Local policing expert urges analysis of supervisors when it comes to use of force by rank and file
Dr. Stan Stojkovic,Dean at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW Milwaukee says it's not just the actions of the officer who pulled the trigger that should be examined in excessive force investigations.
"The question is are they properly trained? And most importantly, are they supervised?" Dr. Stojokovic tells CBS 58's Michele McCormack. "Is there good leadership? Good management? That is the key, much more so than training. Training is important. I don't want to mininmize that. But going forward not just accountability of the rank and file but the people who lead and manage those organizations."
The interview coming on the heels of a controversial deputy-involved shooting along Milwaukee's lakefront and a mass shooting at Congressional baseball practice in Virginia.
Police Departments across the country could very well be assessing their training and asking themselves are they ready should the worst happen in their own backyard.