Dems Unveil Package Of Policing Changes After Floyd Death

Law360 (June 8, 2020, 8:52 PM EDT) -- Congressional Democrats on Monday proposed a broad set of changes to American policing after George Floyd's death, seeking to facilitate criminal and civil consequences for excessive force, establish a national police misconduct registry and ban chokeholds.

Protesters take a knee on Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, in front of New York City police officers during a recent demonstration against police brutality. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The Justice in Policing Act is a 134-page bill led by the Congressional Black Caucus and Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif. It combines a slew of proposals the sponsors say will prevent and punish police abuses like...

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