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Long Island Congressman Anthony D’Esposito has introduced legislation to establish a federal “bill of rights” for law enforcement officers and condemn the “defund the police” movement. The bill aims to strengthen legal protections for officers and opposes calls to defund or abolish the police. D’Esposito, a former NYPD detective, highlighted the dangers faced by law enforcement professionals and cited statistics on officer fatalities and shootings. The proposed legislation also grants officers new protections during misconduct investigations. D’Esposito’s campaign emphasized public safety and pledged to combat the defund the police movement. The bill is co-sponsored by several New York Republicans and has received support from various police organizations. You can read more about it here.