A group of prosecutors from across South Carolina is suggesting that a task force be formed to look at how officer-involved shootings and other allegations against law enforcement are being investigated.
According to the Post and Courier, the South Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination wants to discuss the matter at a July 27 meeting.
One plan put forth this year called for law enforcement agencies to have a documented plan of action to handle officer-involved deaths.
Another proposal calls for the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to investigate any officer-involved shootings that could have or, do result in injury or death.
South Carolina had 48 police-involved shootings in 2015, overtaking the high mark of 46 in 2012.
That number included a case that received nationwide attention in April 2015. It was the shooting and killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer who faces a murder charge. Scott who was black, was shot in the back during a traffic stop as he was fleeing from Officer Michael Slager, who is white.