WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — Senator Bob Casey is co-sponsoring a federal police reform bill.

The Justice In Policing Act of 2020 would hold police more accountable, increase transparency and improve practices and training.

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Casey is joining Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris and Reps. Karen Bass and Jerrold Nadler as co-sponsors.

“We must end police brutality and systematic racism in policing,” said Senator Casey in a release. “It is time for us to create structural change that safeguards every American’s right to safety and equal justice. I am proud to cosponsor the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, which will hold police accountable and improve transparency in policing.”

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Here in Pittsburgh, one city council member is introducing legislation of his own to curb police power and resources.