WATCH: Senator Bob Casey Talks About the Police Reform Bill He’s Co-Sponsored
At Philly Mag’s ThinkFest, Pennsylvania’s senior senator also discussed his recent positive COVID-19 test and Republicans’ muted reactions to Donald Trump.
Speaking at Philadelphia Magazine’s ThinkFest, U.S. Senator Bob Casey discussed some of the details of a new police reform bill he’s co-sponsored in the Senate.
“The words that come to mind are accountability and transparency,” Casey said in describing the bill. “There have been defects in federal law that made accountability for police misconduct if not impossible, very hard to achieve.”
Casey said the bill would create a first-ever federal registry for instances of police misconduct, while also banning racial profiling and chokeholds.
During the interview, Casey also discussed his recent positive diagnosis for COVID-19 antibodies, as well as Donald Trump’s divisive leadership – and the reaction (or non-reaction) of Senate Republicans to things the president says and does.
“They’ll…acknowledge [it], sometimes by just a shake of their head or a negative inference you get from their body language, but they never actually articulate it.”
Watch the full interview here.
ThinkFest, presented by Bank of America, continues through June 12th, with free virtual conversations every day at noon and 4 p.m. Speakers include Mayor Jim Kenney, police commissioner Danielle Outlaw, and chef Marcie Turney. See the full schedule and register here.