Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability.
George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, will testify before Congress this morning during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability.”
The hearing will feature 12 witnesses, some testifying in person and others virtually, including Floyd family attorney Ben Crump, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, who is also president of the Major City Chiefs Association, and Sherrilyn Ifill, the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund – More.
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“Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine the crisis of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve. On June 8, 2020, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-CA), Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement and build trust between law enforcement and our communities. The Justice in Policing Act has 202 cosponsors in the House of Representatives and 36 cosponsors in the Senate.”
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