TBI Not Opposed to Opening Police Shooting Records

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it would not oppose opening its investigations into police shootings and other use of deadly force for public review. TBI attorney jimmy music testified before a state senate panel Monday. He says the agency understands the move to open investigations. Now state law seals records of TBI investigations. Lawmakers are considering reforms when the general assembly convenes in January. One proposed bill would give the TBI authority to investigate all police use of deadly force. Another measure would increase benefits paid to family members of an officer killed on-duty.

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