EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A grand jury report on how Pennsylvania State Police investigates shootings by its own troopers is set for public release.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli plans to release the grand jury's report Tuesday afternoon.
The prosecutor sought the grand jury after state police, citing longtime policy, refused to allow his detectives to take the lead on a probe of a fatal shooting by troopers near Easton. Criminal justice experts say police shooting investigations should be independent to ensure objectivity. State police have defended the policy, saying it has guidelines to ensure thorough investigations of shootings by its own troopers.
State police went to court in an unsuccessful effort to quash the grand jury.
The panel's recommendations will not be binding on state police.