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June 17, 2020 | Press Releases

Steube Hosts Roundtable with FL-17 Sheriffs Ahead of Justice in Policing Act of 2020 Judiciary Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) yesterday held a virtual roundtable with seven sheriffs and representatives in Florida ahead of the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 this week.

“House Democrats’ radical approach on public safety reforms would have dangerous real-life consequences for our communities and law enforcement officers across the United States,” Steube said. “Nobody hates bad cops more than good cops and the input of our dedicated public servants is essential for any meaningful legislation.”

Steube was joined on the call by sheriffs from Charlotte, Desoto, Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee counties and representatives from Lee and Sarasota counties. Among topics discussed were law enforcement personnel recruitment and retention, qualified immunity, no-knock warrants in drug cases, chokehold bans, and deadly force issues.

This virtual roundtable comes before the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 this week. Steube is in Washington, D.C. today to participate and offer amendments based on discussions with the Sheriffs at the roundtable.

This legislation sets forth dangerous leftist policies to defund our nation’s law enforcement offices, dismantle the police, and handicap their capabilities to keep Americans safe. This legislation includes provisions to end qualified immunity, take away important law enforcement tools and weapons, and ban no-knock warrants in drug cases.

Steube this week introduced a resolution with Republican colleagues in the House to condemn radical demands from House Democrats to defund the police.