“In the past, I have co-sponsored some of the bills supported by the Governor today. Those bills enhance public confidence in the police and codify existing practice, while preserving public safety and the safety of officers. For the same reason, I have adamantly opposed some of these bills because they perpetuate false impressions of law enforcement and jeopardize the safety of officers and the public.
At the end of the day, the goal of both law enforcement and the law is the safety of all citizens, regardless of race, creed, color or sex. That is the standard I will continue to use to evaluate these bills and all police reform bills going forward.”