Congress Poised to Address Police Reform

Senator Durbin says, “We need a national conversation.“ 

Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said legislators should “sit down again quickly to see if we can revive” efforts at police reform in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee.

“We need a national conversation about policing in a responsible, constitutional and humane way,” Senator Durbin said. “These men and women with badges put them on each day and risk their lives for us. I know that. But we also see from these videos horrible conduct by these same officers and unacceptable situations. We’ve got to change this for the better.” 

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is promoting a possible compromise on qualified immunity, the rule that shields law enforcement from liability in civil lawsuits. Senator Graham said, “I oppose civil lawsuits against individual officers. However, holding police departments accountable makes sense and they should face liability for the misconduct of their officers.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senators Graham and Durbin as they propose legislation regarding police reform.
  • For wisdom for U.S. officials and law enforcement leaders as they determine necessary changes.
  • For all who are mourning the death of Tyre Nichols.

Sources: The Hill, Yahoo News, Fox News 


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