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Larson Supports Justice in Policing Act of 2020

June 9, 2020
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) cosponsored the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 that was introduced by the Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass and the House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler today.

“Our nation is crying out for action to address police brutality and racial injustice in the United States. Thousands have peacefully taken to our streets calling for accountability. This bold, comprehensive reform package would prevent police brutality, make systemic reforms to empower our communities, and change the culture of law enforcement,” said Larson. “This legislation is not a silver bullet and it will not solve 400+ years of systemic racism overnight, but it is the first ever comprehensive step to end racial profiling and systemic racial injustice. I am proud to support this effort.”

The Justice in Policing Act would:

1) Work to end racial & religious profiling;

2) Save lives by banning chokeholds & no-knock warrants;

3) Hold police accountable in court;

4) Investigate police misconduct;

5) Empower our communities to reimagine public safety in an equitable and just way;

6) Change the culture of law enforcement with training to build integrity and trust;

7) Improve transparency by collecting data on police misconduct and use-of-force; and

8) Make lynching a federal crime.


Additionally, Larson is also a cosponsor of the following legislation that works to prevent police brutality and address racial injustice:

  • Black History is American History Act 
  • Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act 
  • Law Enforcement Immersive Training Act 
  • Resolution condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country 
  • Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act 
  • George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act 
  • PEACE Act 
  • Bend Toward Justice Act 
  • Ending Qualified Immunity Act 
  • National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act 
  • Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act