Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Representing the 12th District of California
Jun 17, 2020
Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Republican Senate’s policing proposal:
“House Democrats hope to work in a bipartisan way to pass legislation that creates meaningful change to end the epidemic of racial injustice and police brutality in America. The Senate proposal of studies and reporting without transparency and accountability is inadequate. The Senate’s so-called Justice Act is not action.
“In contrast, Democrats’ George Floyd Justice in Policing Act contains real, structural legal reforms to end court-created barriers to accountability, provisions for independent investigations of misconduct, increased pattern and practice investigative authority, and a transparent national registry of police misconduct that is accessible to the public. The Democratic proposal will fundamentally and forever transform the culture of policing to address systemic racism and put an end to shielding police from accountability.
“During this moment of national anguish, we must insist on bold change to save lives.”
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