After Floyd killing in US, no sweeping police reform but small, local steps

Minneapolis (AFP) – George Floyd’s death at the hands of a white police officer last year was a gut punch that sparked sometimes violent nationwide protests over brutality against people of color in America and a national reckoning over race relations. Nine months later, the US has not undertaken any radical overhaul of its police forces, but is instead taking incremental and localized steps to better tackle excess force and racism in the ranks of its law enforcement agencies. Floyd’s death by asphyxiation as a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes last May in Minneapo…

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