Congresswoman Johnson’s Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Policing
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on policing:
"This country is in a moral crisis and President Trump’s Executive Order is a passive and largely symbolic approach to real change, and insults Black and Brown people who are suffering racial injustices and police brutality. Law enforcement in this Nation needs immediate reform and that is exactly what the Congressional Black Caucus has presented in the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. This legislation is designed to curb police brutality and end racial profiling and court-created doctrines of qualified immunity for law enforcement. Holding police accountable, increasing transparency, and strengthening relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve is the only way to bring about change.
“The Congressional Black Caucus is committed to taking the necessary steps toward real reform – we urge the President and the Republicans to join us.”