Kelly Thomas Law for Banning the Use of Excessive Force by Law Enforcement.

Our law enforcement organizations in this country should have provisions in place to be held accountable.

I would like to petition Congress to pass a law that allows other police officers to become responsible and obligated legally to intervene and restrain rogue police officers if they witness an assault by a fellow officer during the commission of an arrest. As in the Fullerton case and numerous other cases, other officers witnessing excessive force by law enforcement on the scene aren't compelled/accountable enough to act and prevent deaths such as the case involving Thomas. If another police officer on the scene witnesses excessive force being used, by another law enforcement officer or Officers, they should be obligated to assist the victim of such excessive force without penalty or reprimand because no ordinary citizen can safely intervene and stop it without being subjected to further assault and arrest. If the officers on the scene don't assist the victim & don't participate, they should still all be charged the same as the main aggressor because they did nothing to stop it. Aggressive force by Police Organizations across the country, in my opinion, can be prevented by the very officers that are sworn to protect and serve all citizens regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation. From the victimization of Rodney King to the tragic death of Kelly Thomas, there has to be a law created that can curtail such violence and senseless behavior by law enforcement. And it is with great sincerity & urgency that we address this issue in memory of all victims that have been intentionally assaulted or died at the hands of rogue officers when, had the officer(s) been compelled to stop or restrained, this could've been prevented.

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Public Comments (4,373)
Jan 9th, 2018
Someone from Austin, MN writes:
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End the police state.
Jan 22nd, 2017
Pauline A. from Loveland, CO signed.
Nov 24th, 2015
Someone from Urbana, IL signed.
Nov 5th, 2015
Someone from Franklin, TN signed.
Sep 20th, 2015
Someone from Conway, AR writes:
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Yes if another officer witnesses misconduct they should intervene you should ALWAYS feel safe and secure around a officer they there to serve and protect real cops don't like bad cops
Aug 1st, 2015
Someone from Denison, TX writes:
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Stop agression by the police and punish the murderers of Kelly Thomas !
Jul 17th, 2015
Someone from Lorain, OH signed.
Jun 29th, 2015
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Jun 12th, 2015
Someone from Moultrie, GA writes:
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All Americans deserve justice.
Jun 9th, 2015
Someone from Sharon, PA signed.

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