Senate Law and Public Safety Committee to Hold Police Reform Hearing
Trenton – The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will hear testimony from invited guests this coming Wednesday, concerning various issues relating to police reform. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM.
“Our nation and communities are hurting. The murder of George Floyd has spurred outrage and anguished conversation on the need for police reform and the future of policing. We must build trust and collaboration between police and communities of color,” said Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex/Mercer) Chair of the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. “As peaceful protests continue to take place around New Jersey and across the country, calling for an end to the racial injustices plaguing our nation, it is our duty as elected officials to address these concerns here at home.”
“The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee is eager to hear from advocates and experts on how we can create more effective policing here in New Jersey. Wednesday’s hearing is the first in a series that aims to explore potential police reforms. We will examine community policing models, licensing, training, civilian review boards, use of force, accountability, discipline, and many other topics.”