‘Defund the police’ slogan and anti-cop violence debated at U.S. Senate hearing

By: - July 26, 2022 5:17 pm

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 26: Dallas Police Sergeant Demetrick Pennie greets Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) prior to the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled Law Enforcement Officer Safety: Protecting Those Who Protect and Serve on July 26, 2022 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The hearing was held as part of a bipartisan effort to address violence against police officers and the safety of law enforcement. (Photo by Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.