Passing this bill would start a process of restoring community trust and accountability in police departments. We have clearly seen the need for federal investigations into police murder. Internal and "independent" investigations have proven to be ineffectual when done by those cozy with the officer or police departments investigated. There are just too many avenues of bias and influence in local investigations. Officers won't like it, but we need to expect more from them. In the end, we will all come out ahead from this.