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WASHINGTON – DNC Chair and former US Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to launch a sweeping review of consent decrees:
“This decision by the Trump administration is shameful. We worked tirelessly in the Obama administration to enact consent decrees that reform troubled police departments and keep our communities safe, so I can tell you without a doubt that what Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions are doing actively hurts communities, puts lives at risk, and does nothing to support our police departments.
“The American people clearly can’t trust Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department to keep them safe, but they can count on Democrats to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with communities across the country focused on improving relationships with law enforcement and saving lives.”