White House Putting Police Oversight Commission on Hold to Pursue Legislation: Susan Rice

Head of Biden’s Domestic Policy Council, Susan Rice, said the White House has suspended its plans to create a national police oversight commission and will instead put its energy into getting police reform legislation passed. “Based on close, respectful consultation with partners in the civil rights community, the administration made the considered judgment that a police commission, at this time, would not be the most effective way to deliver on our top priority in this area, which is to sign the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act into law,” Rice said in a statement to Politico. During a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania last November, then-President-elect Joe Biden declared that he would form a police oversight commission in his effort to reform policing. “Looking ahead, in the first 100 days of my presidency, I have committed to creating a national police oversight commission,” he said in the Pennsylvania city before being …

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