State Rep. Pack applauds Indiana House’s unanimous passage of police accountability legislation
INDIANAPOLIS – State Representative Renee Pack (D-Indianapolis) today commented on the unanimous passage of House Bill 1006, aimed at increasing police accountability and enacting criminal justice reform. The freshman legislator and Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) member was a co-author on this bipartisan effort.
“After the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor last year, people across our nation have courageously spoken up to demand better and safer communities for all,” Pack said. “This week, the Indiana House of Representatives met the weight of an ongoing racial justice movement with legislative action, and I could not be prouder to have a role in this historic moment. Building bipartisan consensus around an issue this salient is not always easy, but I am thankful our colleagues were able to put aside political differences to take this important first step.
“The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus knows House Bill 1006 represents merely a starting point to repairing the relationship between police and communities of color. Creating a fairer and more just Indiana will require sustained work and continued collaboration with community partners, law enforcement and our colleagues across the aisle. I look forward to channeling the momentum of this week into further enacting the IBLC's legislative agenda.”
The full IBLC agenda can be seen here: https://assets.indianahousedemocrats.org/members/Publications/iblc2021agenda.pdf