Ben Sasse discusses GOP police reform bill

Senator Ben Sasse called on all Americans to help hold law enforcement accountable and creative positive change when it comes to police reform. 
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Senator Ben Sasse called on all Americans to help hold law enforcement accountable and creative positive change when it comes to police reform.

Sasse is a member of the group of Republicans who introduced a bill proposal for police reform. The bill would strengthen de-escalation training, ban chokeholds, and make lynching a federal crime.

Sasse says the current turmoil and tension with police provides an opportunity to move forward as a country. He said the vast majority of police are just as outraged about the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta.

“You see police that are agonizing about these mistakes. And they want better hiring, they want better training, they want improvement, they want accountability,” Sasse said, holding up his cellphone during a press conference. “And here’s the truth, the vast majority of cops are really great, but of those bad cops that exist, the single most important thing that’s happened to hold bad cops accountable in the last decade is this thing.”

Sasse said America needs to stop reacting to such incidents, and start being proactive in preventing them from happening. He says technology can help do that.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the bill ‘inadequate,’ and that the Democrats’ proposal goes further in its reforms.

 

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