Governor asks mediation expert to administer fund for theater shooting victims

Ken Feinberg expected to arrive in Denver Friday

DENVER - Governor John Hickenlooper has asked a mediation expert to help administer a compensation fund for victims of the movie theater tragedy in Aurora, ABC News has learned.

ABC is reporting that Hickenlooper asked mediation expert Ken Feinberg to handle the fund.

Feinberg’s resume includes overseeing the victim compensation funds after the Virginia Tech shootings, the BP oil spill and 9/11 attack. Most recently, he was hired by Penn State to help resolve claims of Jerry Sandusky victims.

Feinberg is expected to travel to Denver Friday for a meeting with the governor and board members of assorted charities, ABC reported.

Some victim's families have been unhappy with the process of distributing about $5 million in donations collected after the shooting.

Twelve people were killed and 58 were wounded in the July 20 shooting at a midnight screening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises."