Washington, DC – Today, during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), challenged FBI Director James Comey, who was testifying before the Committee, to seek national, data-based solutions to address racial bias in policing.
Sen. Booker has long advocated for increased law enforcement data tracking and disclosure. In 2015, Sens. Booker and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced the PRIDE Act, legislation that would bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement agencies nationwide by requiring states to report to the Justice Department on any incident in which a law enforcement officer is involved in a shooting, and any other instance where use of force by or against a law enforcement officer or civilian results in serious bodily injury or death. This information would help federal, state and local officials to better protect the public and law enforcement officers.
Video from the hearing can be found here.