Statement from Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Katherine Clark on Passage of the Justice in Policing Act


"The death of George Floyd sparked an outcry across the nation and a movement that must be met with action. Today, House Democrats, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, answered that call by passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

"For too long, our Black neighbors have been brutalized and killed, their bodies criminalized and their dreams upended, because of the color of their skin. With this bill, we begin to restructure and redefine public safety in America. The Justice in Policing Act will hold police accountable and systematically transform the relationship between law enforcement and our communities. We are changing the culture of policing from warrior to guardian.

"My vote is in honor of George, Breonna, Ahmaud, Trayvon, Elijah, Tamir and countless others who lost their lives to racism. With the passage of this bill, we begin our march forward towards real justice and equality for all."