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Don Bacon says he supported much of the House police reform bill, but it needed fine-tuning

Washington, June 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — Nebraska’s all-Republican House delegation stood united last week against Democratic legislation aimed at the police misconduct that has sparked nationwide demonstrations.

Rep. Don Bacon, who represents the Omaha-based 2nd District, said he agreed with most of the bill, touting the benefits of mandatory police body cameras as an example. He said some fine-tuning could have addressed problems with other provisions, such as creating a national registry for misconduct complaints. He also expressed some concern about limiting the transfer of military equipment to police departments.