Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a member of The Squad, announced that she is currently working on legislation that will “establish an independent federal agency to investigate all officer-involved shootings and excessive uses of force.”
On Twitter, the Minnesota Congresswoman wrote her post in response to the police killing of George Floydin her native Minneapolis. She said that she is working on legislation to make this level of federal oversight “a reality.”
Omar called for peace in the city during comments made to reporters on Thursday.
“It’s heartbreaking what took place last night, and continues to happen, to watch our city burn is one of the most devastating things to us,” Omar said. “I’m asking for the community to step up and show us how to organize a peaceful protest so people are not taking advantage of the hurt people are feeling.”
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