Following Sacramento Shooting And Alton Sterling Decision, Norton Announces Bill To Create Local Task Forces On 21st Century Policing


Following Sacramento Shooting and Alton Sterling Decision, Norton Announces Bill to Create Local Task Forces on 21st Century Policing

Mar 28, 2018

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After the recent police shooting of an unarmed African American man in Sacramento, California last week and the decision yesterday by Louisiana officials not to press charges against Baton Rouge officers who shot and killed Alton Sterling, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced she will introduce her bill to establish a grant program from existing Department of Justice funds to create local Task Forces on 21st Century Policing.  The grants would encourage states and localities to begin implementation of former President Obama’s 2015 “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” report and bring police, community …

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