SJL Wins Policing Hearing in House 

SJL Wins Policing Hearing in House 

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee  pushed for a policing hearing and she has gotten it.  Note that first witness though. Release:

Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Policing Strategies


Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Policing Strategies for the 21st Century”.  This hearing will examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, public safety concerns related to these issues, and solutions to address these problems.


Witnesses for Tuesday’s hearing include:

·        Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

·        Mr. W. Craig Hartley, Jr., Executive Director, Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies

·        Ms. Susan Lee Rahr, Executive Director, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and Member of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

·        Mr. Matthew Barge, Deputy Director, Police Assessment Resource Center


House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) issued the following joint statement on the hearing.


“The hearing on ‘Policing Strategies for the 21st Century’ includes witnesses with a wide range of experience in the development and oversight of law enforcement practices from across the country.  Through their participation, this hearing will shed light on some of the current situations which have created great mistrust between some communities and their law enforcement and help us work together to find solutions to these challenges.” 


This hearing will take place in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building and will be webcast live at Camera crews wishing to cover must be congressionally-credentialed and RSVP with the House Radio-TV Gallery at (202) 225-5214.