The Senate brought the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to the forefront Monday in what organizers said was the “first comprehensive legislative move toward ending police brutality and the culture of law enforcement departments.”

In a joint statement, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) said they joined their peers “in an effort to better hold police accountable in court for misconduct, increase transparency and improve practices and training.” The bill was revealed to the House of Representatives by Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Karen Bass (D-CA).

According to the Office of Mark Warner, the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 would:

Hold police accountable in our courts by:

Improve transparency into policing by collecting better and more accurate data of police misconduct and use-of-force by:

Improve police training and practices by:

Make lynching a federal crime by: