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Republicans Craft Own Police-Overhaul Proposals

Posted on AllSides June 10th, 2020
From The Center
US Senate, Senate Republicans, police reform

GOP lawmakers express interest in banning chokeholds, increasing accountability.

Congressional Republicans are crafting their own proposals to respond to the killing of George Floyd while he was in police custody and the ensuing nationwide protests, marking a shift in the party’s stance on overseeing police practices and raising the prospect of collaboration with Democrats.

In the sharply divided Congress, the uproar over Mr. Floyd’s death and the underlying issues it exposed has spurred lawmakers to sift through many ideas aimed at curbing abuses by police officers. Mr. Floyd, a 46-year-old...

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