Democrats introduce sweeping police reform package in response to nationwide protests

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2020
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US Congress, police reform, law enforcement, George Floyd protests, chokeholds, qualified immunity, racism

Democrats unveiled Monday a sprawling package of proposals aimed at addressing calls for police reform from across the political spectrum, including mandates for anti-bias training, national use-of-force standards and changes to make it easier to sue officers for misconduct — all of which drew fire from law enforcement officials.

Tackling what activists describe as decades-old racism built into the system, the Justice and Policing Act would create a National Police Misconduct Registry, ban police chokeholds and “no-knock” warrants in drug cases and limit the amount of military-grade weapons that the...

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