WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, comprehensive policing reform legislation aimed at increasing law enforcement accountability, as well as addressing biased policing practices and preventing instances of racial profiling.
“We must take action to address systemic racism and unjust behavior in our criminal justice system,” said Senator Rosen. “For far too long, we’ve seen individuals being targeted by law enforcement due to the color of their skin. This kind of discriminatory practice is unacceptable in Nevada, and in America. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 will help to establish strong standards for law enforcement training, accountability, and practices in our nation. As our national conversation on this subject continues, I pledge to keep fighting for equality and justice for all Americans.”
BACKGROUND: The Justice in Policing Act of 2020:
Rosen recently announced her co-sponsorship of the Police Training and Independent Review Act, legislation that promotes training in fair and impartial policing, and encourages the use of independent investigations and, if warranted, prosecutions of the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers.
Last week, Senator Rosen joined colleagues in calling on the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice(DOJ) to conduct an investigation into the patterns and practices of racially discriminatory and violent policing in the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).
Last week, Senator Rosen also held a listening session with faith leaders in Nevada’s African American community to discuss national events following the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as how Nevadans can work together to address ongoing issues of hate and systemic racism in America.