Lawmakers plan to address the question of statewide standards for law enforcement officers after the tragedy in Crandon.
The gunman in the Crandon shooting tragedy was a twenty year old sheriff's deputy.
Attorney General JB Van Hollen says Tyler Peterson met the state's minimum standards and was certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standard Board.
But former Polk County Sheriff and now state representative Ann Hraychuck (D-Balsam Lake) thinks the standards don't go far enough. She's introducing a bill that would make psychological testing mandatory statewide before someone could be hired as a law officer.
Hraychuck says however, such tests aren't a guarantee of future behavior, just one of many screening tools. She says it's a larger part of overall risk management but it's something that needs to be done.
Hraychuck believes most agencies do conduct psychological background tests and the ones that don't, can't due to resources or money to fund the tests.
The former law officer says the legislature would have to provide funding for the tests so agencies aren't handed an unfunded mandate.