The Knoxville mayor appoints people to the committee, and the city council confirms. They can serve two three-year terms. Members cannot be current or former city or county employees, which means, no Knoxville police officers.
Madison has a Police and Fire Commission, but it doesn't audit or review internal investigations. That commission has the ultimate power to fire an officer, which Knoxville doesn't have.
While Knoxville's committee gets more than 100 cases a year, Madison's hears an average of one or two, and none last year.
WISC-TV asked Madison Mayor Paul Soglin if he'd consider creating a similar committee in Madison, but he didn't have any comment.
Soglin said he's waiting for an investigation to wrap up even though police and the Dane County district attorney have already wrapped up their investigations of Heenan's shooting.
There's also an effort at the state Capitol to start independent reviews of police shootings, although not as Knoxville does it.