This is a good thing. It is obvious that reform and change are needed here. It is also shameful and obvious that we cannot rely on local elected officials and police departments to do this themselves. Either we allow this situation to continue to erode public trust and faith in police or we do something. The relationship between the community and the police is vital to officer safety and to national security. This legislation will strengthen that relationship and work to restore the public trust and faith in police. These reforms have been used successfully in communities already. They are proven and reliable. This is not defunding police in fact this is a way to support them. Stand with police and pass this into law. "republicans", "conservatives" and Trumpites denounce such reform and claim they support police and yet on January 6th they incited a riot that led to injured and murdered police officers. They incited the riot and actively delayed the national guard response leaving police without backup that day for at least three hours. There is nothing police hate more than having no backup and there should be nothing police hate more than the "republicans" and Trump who left them exposed to the danger. Trump and others allowed the police to be overwhelmed. As the attack on the capitol is being investigated these facts are coming out. We are witness to who really supports police. The "republicans" have lost their claim to law and order and support of police through their actions that day, through their attempts to sweep this under the rug and by not supporting this legislation to strengthen police and community relations. What we have now only poses a direct threat to officer safety and erodes public trust and faith in police. This serves "republicans" well in their bid to hold onto power and benefit from it. That is why they fear change. As someone who has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and over twenty years service in military and civilian law enforcement and security that is my opinion and I wholeheartedly support this legislation and urge that it be passed in the senate and proudly signed into law.