The Senate’s Reform, Shift, + Build Act creates a new statutory framework, where none currently exists, to govern use of force by law enforcement.
We need an independent state board with authority to certify police officers, receive civilian complaints, investigate serious police misconduct, and decertify officers when serious misconduct or a pattern of lesser misconduct is proven.
Details of the state police reforms incorporated in the Reform, Shift + Build Act.
The changes to qualified immunity that are proposed by the Senate’s policing bill responsible and overdue. I support them as written, but I am not opposed to clarifying amendments.