Law enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2000

The Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act is a bill designed to curb law enforcement and police abuses. The bill was introduced in April in the House of Representatives by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) who later attended a Capitol Hill press conference along with other Members of Congress, including Charles Rangel (D-NY), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Danny Davis (D-IL), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) and Robert Underwood (D-Guam). Civil rights organizations represented in support include ADC, NAACP, the ACLU, the Urban League, the National Council of La Raza, and several police organizations.

The bill provides for:

  • National standards for training, management and oversight of police officers;
  • Mandatory data collection on racial, ethnic and gender profiling in law enforcement. Protections for due process rights of all those accused of abuses;
  • New protections from abuses by the Immigration and Naturalization and Customs Services; Whistleblower protection for officers who break the blue code of silence covering abuses.

TAKE ACTION! Learn more about this bill and send a FREE fax to your Member of Congress urging them to cosponsor this common sense legislation.

Our action alert and letter to Congress can be found on the ACLU website at: www.aclu.org/action/police106.html