House Democrats call on DOJ to investigate recent killings of unarmed black people
Added 05-28-20 08:57:02pm EST - “Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee are calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate how local law enforcement handled three recent high-profile killings of unarmed black people.” - Thehill.com
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Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee are calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate how local law enforcement handled three recent high-profile killings of unarmed black people.
In a letter addressed to Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrFrustration builds in key committee ahead of Graham subpoena vote Barr asks US attorney to further investigate 'unmasking' in 2016 Trump threatens to veto FISA bill ahead of House vote MORE, the lawmakers lay out the facts of the cases of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and how they believe local law enforcement inadequately handled their cases.
“The federal government has a critical role to play in promoting a culture of accountability for all law enforcement organizations, including at the state and local level,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGun control group rolls out House endorsements The House impeachment inquiry loses another round — and yes, that's still going on Democrats call on DHS to allow free calls at ICE detention centers MORE (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
Nadler said he expects the committee will consider legislation that addresses racial profiling and police brutality.
“In addition, I expect, as the primary committee of jurisdiction over civil rights law and law enforcement, the Judiciary Committee will be engaging in oversight and considering legislation in the coming weeks to address the crisis of racial profiling, excessive force by law enforcement and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve,” Nadler said.
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