House Democrats to Senate: Pass George Floyd Policing Act


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[George Floyd Justice in Policing Act] Rep. Johnson: “Since the murder of George Floyd, we have witnessed several instances of police brutality across our country: Rayshard Brooks, Trayford Pellerin, Jacob Blake, and too many more." Photo: YouTube Last week, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (SC-06) and Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) held a call with regional reporters calling on the Senate to take up the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which passed the House in June with bipartisan support.The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act reimagines policing for the 21st Century by banning chokeholds, stopping no-knock warrants, combatting racial profiling, eliminating qualified immunity, and mandating data collection, including body cameras and dashboard cameras."How many more lives will be lost before the Senate will take action?" Rep. Lawson asked. "We need to ensure police departments are implementing changes and addressing the way officers are trained to respond to citizens. We rely on our law enforcement to protect us all. Now is the time for transformative police reform."