Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) will reintroduce a bill next week that would create an independent board to investigate police killings and deaths while in custody modeled after the National Transportation Safety Board.
The president would appoint the eight-member board, which would make determinations of responsibility in police use of force cases.
According to the bill, if police don’t follow the board’s recommendations, they could have federal funding cut.
“This is going to be a proactive board that does the work on behalf of our country in trying to make sure that these agents of the law are taking their oath seriously and that the work they’re doing is work that helps communities feel safe,” Omar said.
Like most radical left legislation, Omar’s bill might get through the House, but is likely to die in the 50-50 Senate where 60 votes are needed to advance a bill to a vote.
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