Congressman Fred Keller co-sponsors JUSTICE Act

June 18, 2020
Press Release
Police improvement measure has many components discussed during Keller’s district law enforcement listening sessions

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) Thursday announced he is an original co-sponsor of the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, legislation introduced in the Senate by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and in the House by Rep. Peter Stauber (R-MN) to—among other things—incentivize law enforcement agencies to implement best practices, enhance training, and reform use of force guidelines.

 

On the JUSTICE Act, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made the following statement:

 

“I am proud to be an original co-sponsor of the JUSTICE Act. The legislation includes several bipartisan provisions that will help improve law enforcement procedures and bring about a culture of mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

 

“Throughout the law enforcement listening sessions I have held across Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, we have heard consistently that enhanced training, accreditation, and the implementation of best practices can help improve law enforcement practices while not mandating an unworkable one-size-fits-all national approach.

 

“The JUSTICE Act takes the necessary steps to implement needed improvements in law enforcement to help ensure equal justice is applied to every American.”

 

In case you missed it: Congressman Keller has been holding law enforcement listening sessions throughout Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District and speaking out on law enforcement reform legislation before introduction of the JUSTICE Act.

 

In today’s Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Congressman Keller was quoted as saying: “We want to see what everyone else wants to see. Making sure we have good training, making sure that we have transparency and accountability, so that if someone isn’t behaving properly they can be removed from law enforcement.”

 

You can find out more about Congressman Keller’s listening sessions and views on law enforcement legislation in coverage from:

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