Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday announced the formation of a presidential commission on criminal justice, revitalizing a body that in the 1960s fundamentally altered the American criminal justice system.
The new members of the commission were sworn in Wednesday morning. After administering their oath, Attorney General William Barr said, "President Trump is an unwavering supporter of our men and women in blue, and he recognized that this commission is much needed to support law enforcement."
AG Bill Barr has appointed Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons to a revived commission that will study social factors that influence crime and strain criminal justice resources. Congratulations, Clem! #ncpol https://t.co/8KsL7BZJTw— Scott Brewer (@BrewerforNC) January 22, 2020
Honored to be in attendance for the inaugural meeting of the @POTUS Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. Thank you @realDonaldTrump and @TheJusticeDept for tackling important issues facing #LawEnforcement and the criminal justice system. https://t.co/DJiqoJTjb7 pic.twitter.com/CEFckfbDCw— Joe Grogan (@joegrogan45) January 22, 2020
DAG Jeffrey A. Rosen introduces the commissioners for the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice and thanks them for their commitment to law enforcement and the criminal justice community. pic.twitter.com/1BP8ZKu14Q— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) January 22, 2020
We are thankful to our partners at the @WhiteHouse and Attorney General William Barr for establishing this vital commission, which will explore ways to improve our criminal justice system and the law enforcement profession. pic.twitter.com/7U7uviu9Rx— NDAA (@ndaajustice) January 22, 2020