On Friday, a member of “The Squad” and U.S. House Representative reported her plans to reintroduce the National Police Misuse of Force Investigation Board Act next week, which would create a new federal agency to independently investigate police killings, in-custody deaths, and major use of force incidents.
U.S. House Rep Ilhan Omar said that it would “be a proactive board that does the work on behalf of our country, in trying to make sure that these agents of the law are taking their oath seriously and that the work they’re doing is work that helps communities feel safe.”
After she introduced the bill last December in the U.S. House of Representatives, it received about a half-dozen Democratic co-sponsors before a referral to committee.
The bill contains that the board’s findings would be admissible in court and could be presented to juries in the case of criminal charges against officers, so if the agency had existed during the trial of Derek Chauvin, jurors could have considered the federal agency’s investigation in their decision.
In a Twitter post, U.S. House Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene tagged Omar who said that she “wants police investigated by a federally funded board appointed by the President.”
She recommended that Omar should investigate instead for “her involvement with BLM and riots in MN that caused $1-2 billion in damage to 1,500+ properties.”
And added that “Omar shared the MFF bail bond link that let rioters out of jail.”
.@IlhanMN wants police investigated by a federally funded board appointed by the President
I say we investigate her involvement with BLM and riots in MN that caused $1-2 billion in damage to 1,500+ properties.
Omar shared the MFF bail bond link that let rioters out of jail.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene ?? (@mtgreenee) April 25, 2021
It was reported last October:
In a tweet today, Minnesota House Rep. Ilhan Omar urged supporters to “show up in the streets, city halls, state capitals and the people’s house.”
She begins the tweet by saying, “They say the world belongs to those who show up and I am a firm believer in that.”
“But more importantly, let’s show up to vote. Make a plan, take a friend or two and let’s get this done,” Omar concludes in the tweet.
Protests were held in Minneapolis Wednesday, which is part of Omar’s district after police officer Derek Chauvin was released on a $1M bond and one person was arrested on suspicion of assault on a law enforcement official.
Officials said that Minneapolis police and other law enforcement agencies made 51 arrests total overnight, including one person charged with a felony and another with fourth-degree assault.
Also on Wednesday, rioters threw rocks at residential homes here in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, smashing windows following no indictments being issued against a Black police officer who shot and killed an armed Black teen.
A tweet was issued then by Omar with “Requirements for joining the Squad” and then listed, “Commit to fighting for justice and equity. That’s it!” She then encouraged supporters to “Make it official by adding your name to the Squad Victory Fund list.”
Sources: MEDIA RIGHT