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|February 27, 2021|
Torres warns of white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement
WASHINGTON – (INT) – Inland Empire Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-Pomona) is raising awareness about white supremacy in law enforcement.
She recalled that “The Justice Department and FBI issued internal assessments in 2006 about the threat it poses to our citizens and our democracy. White supremacist infiltration of law enforcement is a threat to public safety – the bill I’m introducing today will demand an accounting for what the federal government has done about it, and provide an accurate depiction of where we are today.”
“The January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol showed the heroism of our Capitol Hill police force, but it also showed some law enforcement officials standing side-by-side with white supremacists in a riotous mob,” Rep. Torres said.
Specifically, Torres’ new legislation would:
1. Require the DOJ and FBI to submit to relevant House Committees each intelligence assessment relating to white supremacist infiltration of or links to law enforcement prepared from 2006 onward and release redacted reports for the public.
2. Direct the DOJ and FBI to report to Congress on all actions to address the infiltration of white supremacists in and links to law enforcement from 2006 onward and release a redacted report for the public.
3. Instruct the DOJ and FBI to prepare an intelligence assessment describing the current relationship between white supremacy and law enforcement.
Story Date: February 12, 2021