Monday | May 18, 2015

Senator Scott to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on Importance of Body Cameras

Washington- Continuing his commitment to fostering a national discussion on body-worn cameras for law enforcement officers, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will testify tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism's hearing entitled "Body Cameras: Can Technology Increase Protection for Law Enforcement Officers and the Public?" on Capitol Hill. During his testimony, he will discuss his belief that the deployment of body-worn cameras can be one of the ways to collaboratively continue to rebuild and restore trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve and protect both law enforcement officers and citizens.

Tomorrow's hearing is a result of Senator Scott's April 22 request to Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to hold a hearing on this important public safety issue. In the lead up to the hearing, Senator Scott has met with a diverse group of stakeholders both in South Carolina and Washington, DC, including law enforcement officers, elected officials, civil rights groups, civil liberty organizations and faith-based leaders to ensure all voices are heard on this important public safety issue.

HEARING INFORMATION
When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2:30PM
What: Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism holds a hearing entitled "Body Cameras: Can Technology Increase Protection for Law Enforcement Officers and the Public?"
Where: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

HEARING WITNESSES
Panel I

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)

Panel II
Jarrod M. Bruder, Executive Director, South Carolina Sheriff's Association (Columbia, SC)
Wade Henderson, President & CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (Washington, DC)
Lindsay Miller, Senior Research Associate, Police Executive Research Forum (Washington, DC)
Peter Weir, District Attorney, First Judicial District, State of Colorado (Golden, CO)

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