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National FOP chief testifies for attorney general nominee in DC

National FOP President testified for Attorney General nominee William Barr. (CSPAN)

The head of the largest law enforcement organization wants to see more criminal justice reforms.

Chuck Canterbury lives in Conway but spends 200 days a year lobbying in Washington D.C. for the National Fraternal Order of Police as its president.

Recently, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) called Canterbury to testify for the nomination of Attorney General nominee William Barr.

That testimony was aired on C-SPAN.

"It's very important for us to make sure that we have a great relationship with the Attorney General's office. We work with them on a daily basis on everything from pattern and practice investigation to criminal investigations," he said.

Canterbury said he supports Barr because of Barr's previous experience as an attorney general and his work on reforming policies on crime in the 1990s.

Barr is awaiting the final confirmation to become the U.S. Attorney General.

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