Louisiana task force approves law enforcement tactic recommendations

A task force the Louisiana Legislature created to develop recommendations that would lead to better policing finished its work Thursday, agreeing to proposed changes related to choke holds, no-knock warrants, body cameras and other issues.

The longest debate focused on whether a law enforcement agency should be able to investigate potential wrongdoing by one of its own members. State Rep. Tony Bacala, a Prairieville Republican and former law enforcement officer, proposed creating a certification process that, once completed by at least three members of the agency, would allow that agency to conduct an internal investigation when one of its officers is involved in a shooting that leads to death or serious injury.

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