Democrats Unveil Policing Reform Bill

Congressional Democrats released wide-ranging police reform legislation today in response to the national outrage over last month’s killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.  

The Justice in Policing Act would end qualified immunity, establish a national registry for police misconduct, ban police chokeholds and no-knock raids in some circumstances, and limit the transfer of military equipment to state and local police departments. It would also require federal law enforcement officers to wear body cameras and to have dashboard cameras installed in their vehicles.

“The martyrdom of George Floyd gave the American experience a moment of national anguish as

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