Doyle Cosponsors Justice in Policing Act
Washington, DC – June 8, 2020 – U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-18) announced his support for the Justice in Policing Act, sweeping legislation introduced today in response to the many egregious examples of police violence against African Americans, brought on by the recent murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers.
“Our nation has a long history of widespread racial injustice - and this is reflected in the number of African Americans who die unnecessarily in interactions with police officers.
“For years, Black Americans have been protesting this injustice and demanding that police officers serve all those they have sworn to protect. With the murder of George Floyd, thousands of Americans in Pittsburgh and across the country are joining these protests and the demands for change.
“Systemic racism will not change unless our laws change, and there are examples across the country of changes that can reduce the disproportionate use of force against African Americans and other minorities.
“That’s why I’m an original cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act. We can’t undo decades of racism, but we can enact real reform that will move us toward true equality under the law. This legislation is long overdue.”
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