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ICYMI: Goodlatte & Conyers Discuss Policing & Criminal Justice Reform

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Washington, December 5, 2016 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) joined C-SPAN Newsmakers to discuss the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group and the Committee’s efforts to reform our nation’s criminal justice system. C-SPAN’s co-CEO Susan Swain moderated the interview and Kimbriell Kelly of the Washington Post and Jesse Holland of the Associated Press interviewed Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers.

“We are working hard to try to promote a dialogue in communities across the country to address what is a serious problem, in my perception, a growing problem, in regard to violence affecting the police and people in communities,” said Chairman Goodlatte during the interview. “The cities we have visited, where they have been proactive in this regard, are more effective at preventing these things from occurring. When they do occur, they will be better prepared to deal with it because they have developed a better, more trustful relationship between law enforcement and the communities they are trying to protect.”

Watch the interview here.
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