“You are required by history to meet this civil rights moment. It is a moment in which we have the chance to transform our approach to public safety, to recognize that most community conflicts do not require the intervention of an armed officer, and to speak our values through federal and state budgets that prioritize our commitment to anti-discrimination, to public health, and to true public safety for all.”

-LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill

Read the complete oral testimony here.

Read civil rights leaders’ letter in support of the Justice in Policing Act here.