Dr. Bucshon Co-Sponsors JUSTICE Act to Address Police Reform

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Washington, June 18, 2020 | comments



(Washington, D.C.) – 
Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement today after signing on as an original co-sponsor of the JUSTICE Act.  The JUSTICE Act, which is the House companion to legislation introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), was introduced Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN) – who is a retired police officer – and offers real solutions to increase transparency, accountability and performance so our nation’s law enforcement officers are better prepared to protect and care for the communities they serve:

“Since coming to Congress I have made it a priority to work on legislation that improves the lives of all Americans. Time for such legislation has never been more urgent for our country to heal, which is why I support the JUSTICE Act as an original co-sponsor. Increased accountability, improved training methods, and further transparency between local, state, and federal law enforcement is a must if we are going to stop tragic events, such as the death of George Floyd from happening. This comprehensive reform bill builds on the action recently taken by President Trump and ends the practice of chokeholds and provides grants for de-escalation tactics training and the use of body-worn cameras.  Americans from all walks of life are asking Congress to act, and I urge both chambers to move quickly in approving this landmark legislation.”

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