Appointment to the Community Relations Committee
I am honored to have been appointed by House Speaker Tim Moore to the North Carolina House Select Committee on Community Relations, Law Enforcement, and Justice. The Select Committee has 38 members comprised of Republican and Democrat members of the House, as well as members of the public.
The committee will examine North Carolina's criminal justice systems to propose methods of improving police training and relations between law enforcement and its communities. The committee will also review the implementation of the Second Chance Act and Raise the Age to highlight accomplishments thus far.
Speaker Moore gave the following statement:
"We have a unique opportunity through our strong public membership represented on this committee to continue making real progress for North Carolinians on issues that affect our nation.
This bipartisan committee includes diverse perspectives to confront tough questions and identify policy reforms that help overcome discrimination, excessive force, and corruption in the criminal justice system to improve public safety for all North Carolinians."
The Committee may submit an interim report on the results of its findings, including any proposed legislation, to the members of the House at any time. The Committee my submit a final report on the results of its findings, including any proposed legislation, to the members of the House on or before December 31, 2020. The Committee terminates on December 31, 2020, or upon the filing of its final report, whichever occurs first.
I will keep you posted as to any future developments, as they occur.