I am proud to support the men and women of law enforcement in this country. Law and order is essential for maintaining a civil society where all families can safely go about their lives. A recent poll by the Gallup Center on Black Voices showed that both black (81%) and white (80%) Americans want police to maintain their presence in their neighborhoods. The same poll, however, showed that 61% of black Americans are confident that an encounter with police will go well, compared to 85% of all groups nationally. We must gather hard data on complaints against police to better understand and alleviate any distrust of the police and to better ensure everyone’s safety.