Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Executive Order On Policing Reform

June 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement today in response President Trump’s Executive Order on policing reform:

“While the president has finally acknowledged the need for policing reform, one modest executive order will not make up for his years of inflammatory rhetoric and policies designed to roll back the progress made in previous years.

“Unfortunately, this executive order will not deliver the comprehensive meaningful change and accountability in our nation’s police departments that Americans are demanding. Congress needs to quickly pass strong and bold legislation with provisions that makes it easier to hold police officers accountable for abuses, and President Trump must commit to signing it into law.” 

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