Police Reform Bill Named For George Floyd Approved By The House, 220-212

On Wednesday, the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a reform bill that would ban chokehold and alter so-called qualified immunity for law enforcement. The vote was 220-212, mostly along party lines, and came nine months after Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed by Minneapolis police officers last spring. The legislation would also ban no-knock warrants in certain cases, mandate data collection on police encounters, prohibit racial and religious profiling and redirect funding to community-based policing programs. In a debate on the House floor Wednesday night before …

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