Legislative Alert: Chief Will Johnson Testifies on Responses to Increase in Religious Hate Crimes

On May 2, 2017, Chief Will D. Johnson, chair of the IACP Human and Civil Rights Committee, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in a hearing entitled Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes.

In his testimony, Chief Johnson discussed the underreporting of hate crime statistics; the challenges law enforcement faces in investigating these specific crimes; and the impact of hate crimes on community-police relations.