Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) joined over 100 Members of Congress as a cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill is led by Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, Senator Cory A. Booker, Senator Kamala D. Harris Chair, and House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler. Sponsors described the bill as 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.
"This past week, millions of Americans across the country came out and speak out against racial injustices and policing practices that target black and brown communities," said Congressman Cárdenas. "One thing is clear: we must change policing in America. That is why I am proud to join my colleagues in introducing the Justice in Policing Act. This bold legislation includes several proposals that will increase transparency and accountability."