WASHINGTON (WAVY) — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is joining a senator from Maine in asking the Senate to “rise to the occasion” when it comes to making meaningful police reform.
“Recent weeks have seen nationwide protests about police violence against African Americans, motivated by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery,” wrote the senators. “These were heartbreaking deaths, and the anger that people feel must be addressed. We have all had the experience of working with police officers at the local, state and federal levels who bring honor to the profession, but it is also clear that systemic reforms are needed…”
The senators said having hearings on both bills with help show the pros and cons of each.
After the debates, the senators want the committee to report its “best version of a police reform bill” to the Senate in full.