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Senator Rand Paul tours through Western Kentucky to discuss key issues

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(WSIL) -- U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is touring Western Kentucky to meet with residents and local leaders to discuss their concerns.

He held a roundtable discussion with local police departments to talk about the pressures of policing and the federal police reform bill.

Senator Paul tells News 3 he learned many officers feel like they haven't been treated fairly with the bill and he wants to reduce the perception that all police officers are bad.

The Justice in Policing Act, passed by the House, would ban chokeholds and “no-knock” search warrants at the federal level.

Senator Paul says he does agree with banning one of the current law enforcement practices.

"I won't look at it as to who it helps or who it hurts. There are certain reforms that we should have. Like I said, I've been against 'no-knock' raids my entire time in office, I think it's something we don't need to have. I think we really can save lives with police and otherwise by not doing the 'no-knock' raids," says Senator Paul.

Senator Paul says the question now comes down to if there can be some sort of compromise to make one reform bill, but he's optimistic that it will happen.

Wednesday, June 2, he'll continue his tour to discuss agriculture at the Kentucky Farm Bureau at 9 a.m.

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