Congresswoman Robin Kelly Condemns Decision to Gut COPS Program

DOJ COPS program

Matteson, IL –(ENEWSPF)—September 18, 2017.  Congresswoman Kelly released this statement concerning President Trump’s reckless decision to gut the DOJ’s COPS program:

“This decision directly endangers our communities and public safety by starving our law enforcement of vital resources and information.

At a time when community trust in law enforcement is extremely low, the President’s reckless decision will make this situation worse.

We know that building strong community-police relations improve public safety and give minority communities a voice in how their communities are policed.

Quite simply, this decision is a slap in the face to all communities and law enforcement.”