Wisconsin Statute § 175.47 requires that, in the event of the death of an individual that results directly from an action or an omission of a law enforcement officer, the ensuing investigation must be conducted by an investigative team from an independent law enforcement agency. If requested, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) may serve as that independent agency.
Wisconsin Stat. § 175.47 became effective in 2014. The map below shows the locations of officer-involved critical incidents investigated by DOJ/DCI pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 175.47 from 2015-2021. The map does not include such incidents investigated by Wisconsin law enforcement agencies other than DOJ/DCI.
For more information regarding these investigations, please visit the DOJ Officer Involved Critical Incident webpage at https://www.doj.state.wi.us/dci/officer-involved-critical-incident, where the report required by Wis. Stat. § 175.47(5)(b) is posted for each incident marked by a pin in this map. Records for certain other investigations conducted by DOJ/DCI, with redactions pursuant to the Wisconsin Public Records Law (Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31-19.39), may also be posted to that webpage.
NOTE: This map does not include cases investigated by DOJ/DCI where an officer-involved critical incident did not result in a death, or where a prosecutor determined the incident did not meet the statutory requirements of an officer-involved death pursuant to Wisconsin Statute § 175.47. Records for those types of cases will be made available to the public upon request pursuant to the Wisconsin Public Records Law (Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31-19.39).