DOJ Announces New Police Oversight Policies

Updates will impose term limits on monitors.

This week, the Justice Department announced that it would be updating its policies on how federal monitors of police forces would operate. The changes include new caps on fees for the monitors and will limit the ability of the monitors to serve on multiple teams at the same time. These monitors will also have a limited-term that will only be renewed based on performance reviews. 

Attorney General Merrick Garland expressed his reasoning for the update saying, “The department has found that, while consent decrees and monitorships are important tools to increase transparency and accountability, the department can and should do more to improve their efficiency and efficacy.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials of the Justice Department as they promote just policing in America.
  • For the attorney general to seek God’s direction to promote justice in the country. 
  • For federal agencies as they seek to reform law enforcement. 

Sources: The Hill, Washington Post


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