June 16, 2020

Harris Statement on Trump Executive Order on Policing

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced a new Executive Order on policing:

“Let me be clear: President Trump’s Executive Order completely misses the mark. The American people are demanding government leaders recognize the seriousness of this movement and embrace bold ideas that will lead to major change. For the last three and a half years, this president has used dangerous, racially charged rhetoric while rolling back efforts to root out systemic racism in policing across the nation through the use of consent decrees, including virtually abandoning investigations into police misconduct and discarding the recommendations of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force.

“We need comprehensive legislation that will put us on a path toward real public safety that includes community trust and accountability for police misconduct. I urge my colleagues in Congress to support the Justice in Policing Act. We must send a strong message that in America, Equal Justice Under Law means equal justice for all.”