Georgia House minority leader calls for more police accountability

Georgia House Minority Leader Rep. James Beverly, D-Macon, delivers a response to the State of the State of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp at state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Alex Slitz)

Georgia House Minority Leader James Beverly is calling for more police accountability in the wake of Tyre Nichols’ death at the hands of Memphis Police officers.

In an effort to hold law enforcement officers accountable in Georgia, on Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Beverly said that there’s a need for legislation that requires all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras.

“Community policing ain’t what it used to be,” said Beverly.

During the conversation, he talked with program host Rose Scott about several other topics, including Gov. Kemp’s State of the State address and House and Senate Democrats’ policy agenda for healthcare, affordable housing, education, public safety and workforce development.