What Role Might the Federal Government Play in Law Enforcement Reform? [Updated June 1, 2020] [open pdf - 444KB]
From the Document: "Over the past few years, several high-profile police-involved shootings and alleged instances of excessive force have generated congressional interest in state and local policing. Congressional interest in policing reform revolves primarily around the public's confidence in the police and accountability for excessive use of force. What role should Congress play in facilitating efforts to bolster confidence in the police? Should Congress seek to improve law enforcement's accountability regarding the excessive use of force? These questions are bounded by limits of congressional authority."
CRS In Focus, IF10572
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/