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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Johnson Joins Senators Corey Booker and Kamala Harris and the Congressional Black Caucus in Introducing the Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Jun 8, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson along with 166 Representatives and 35 Senators introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities.

"The murder of Mr. George Floyd and the video seen around the Nation is one more painful reminder of racism, danger to Black Americans posed by police violence, and the failure of our society’s collective attempt to address inequality and injustice.” said Congresswoman Johnson. “We need federal reforms to improve police training and practices, and to ensure transparency and accountability. That is why I joined Senators Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris(D-CA), and the Congressional Black Caucus in introducing the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to meet this critical moment, address systemic racism, and

fix policing policies in our country.”

The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 has the support of a broad coalition of civil rights organizations including: Demand Progress, Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, National African American Clergy Network, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), Black Millennial Convention, and the National Urban League.

Full text of the legislation is available here.

A section-by-section summary of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is available here.
A fact sheet on the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is available here.

 

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