Assemblyman Wimberly recognizes that the flaws within the criminal justice system remain unresolved, largely to the detriment of people of color and the working class. From disproportionate sentencing, lack of proper legal representation, to inadequate hiring processes in Police Department across the nation, the result has been the strained relationship between law enforcement and the public. Assemblyman Wimberly is working to ensure that the Criminal Justice System in New Jersey is on the path to reformation with hopes to inspire other States to do the same.
The following bills are quintessential to what a path to reformation looks like:
County Government Criminal Justice Reform
A2403: Establishes "County Government Criminal Justice Reform Administration Fund"; increases certain fees and assessments.
A3468: Decriminalizes possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana and personal-use amount of regulated marijuana-infused products; requires substance abuse treatment under certain circumstances.
A4678: Expands expungement eligibility; eliminates cap on number of convictions person may expunge; eliminates limitation on number of times person may be granted
A5586: Concerns juvenile incarceration and parole.
A3115: Provides that AG handle investigation and prosecution of crime involving person's death by law enforcement officer while acting in officer's official capacity or while in custody; requires trial in venue outside county where incident occurred.
Diversity in Law Enforcement
A1138 - Requires law enforcement agencies in this State to establish minority recruitment and selection programs; establishes reporting requirement.