Davis Supports Police Reforms, Co-sponsors JUSTICE Act
The JUSTICE Act increases police transparency, accountability and performance to better prepare them to serve their communities
U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill) today co-sponsored the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The goal of the JUSTICE Act is to increase police transparency, accountability and performance so law enforcement can better serve their communities.
“George Floyd’s tragic murder showed our country just how much work we have to do to restore trust and ensure equal justice under the law,” said Rep. Davis. “That’s why the JUSTICE Act is so critically needed. This legislation increases police transparency while providing law enforcement with the resources and training they need to equitably protect the communities they serve. We must unite together to stop this violence so our nation can properly honor George Floyd and work to ensure others do not meet the same terrible end.”
This bill is the House companion to legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). The lead sponsor in the House is U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN). Rep. Stauber was a police officer for two decades prior to his time in the House.
"In order to truly make progress on public safety, and unite this nation, it is imperative to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve,” said Rep. Stauber. “The JUSTICE Act will do just that by implementing community policing best practices, creating transparency when it comes to reporting incidents with law enforcement, and holding officers and departments alike accountable for their actions. Delivering lasting reform should not be a partisan issue, and I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on this important issue. Our nation is calling for change, and I am confident that we will rise to the occasion.”
What the JUSTICE Act does to improve public safety:
Improving law enforcement transparency through additional reporting
Ensuring law enforcement accountability
Improving training for law enforcement officers
Provisions addressing historical racism and racial inequities
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