Presidential commission on law enforcement releases final report

The report is the first comprehensive study of law enforcement in more than 55 years


By Police1 Staff 

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice last week announced that U.S. Attorney General William Barr had submitted the final report of the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice to the White House. 

The report is the first comprehensive study of law enforcement in more than 55 years, according to a release

President Donald Trump signed an executive order in October 2019 directing the DOJ to establish a commission to study the current state of American policing. The purpose of the study was to “determine specific measures to reduce crime and promote the rule of law,” according to the release. 

“This report is the result of significant effort and commitment by hundreds of working group members, dozens of staff, nearly 200 individual testimonies, and of course the 18 distinguished commissioners, who, as I’ve said before, truly reflect the best there is in law enforcement,” said Attorney General Barr in a statement. “We could not have foreseen the challenges 2020 would present when we set out to accomplish our goal of researching important current issues facing law enforcement and the criminal justice system.  Yet despite these challenges, the Commission produced a thoughtful and comprehensive report.” 

See below to read the full report:

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