"I do buy the idea that if we force this on local governments it's an unfunded mandate," he said. "I brought it up again this year. It never has any chance of getting on the agenda."
A part of the reason for that is that in the past, the State Police have strongly opposed it, Doyle said.
"I am sorry they have done that and I think they are wrong. Usually I am a strong supporter on things they want. On this we disagree," Doyle said.
Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jim Spears said the issue has not been brought before him.
"We are open to suggestions for how to make our system the best it can be," he said. "We are open to considering any suggestions."
It would be important to have the review board outside of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, which is over the State Police, Doyle said.
"There is a chance that it would just get co-opted," he said. "You might have it in say, the Department of Health and Human Resources."
There would probably need to be some full-time staff, Doyle said.
"Now 95 percent of our state troopers are first-rate people. But every now and then you get a bad apple, as happens in any organization," Doyle said. "And there is a tendency among some managers in police to let things go a little too long before there is discipline."
At public hearings held by the civil rights advisory committee, complaints about law enforcement were a constant, Hinton said.
"I want to make it clear that I think most police officers are good and respectable. But the ones that are bad are very bad," Hinton said. "Rabbi [Abraham Joshua] Heschel said, 'Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself.' I would agree with that."
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