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House Approves Police Reform Bill Named After George Floyd

Protesters in front of the US flag flying outside the US Embassy in London, as part of an anti-racism demonstration Friday Sept. 11, 2020, coinciding with the start of the trial of the four police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd in the US. George Floyd was killed on May 25 while in police custody in Minneapolis,USA. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

House Passes Police Reform Bill Named For George Floyd The House has passed a sweeping police reform bill named for the late George Floyd. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act bans chokeholds, no-knock warrants, and limits ‘qualified immunity’ that protects officers from civil lawsuits.   It also creates a national registry of police misconduct and includes guidelines to prevent racial profiling. The bill narrowly passed by a 220-212 margin and is expected to meet stiff opposition from Republicans in the Senate. What’s the most effective way to enact police reform?  Will this bill be enacted into law, or fall apart in the Senate?


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