Here’s what’s included in the sweeping police reform bill introduced by Democrats
Two weeks after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police touched off a wave of global protests, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate unveiled sweeping legislation that would revamp significant aspects of police work in the United States. Here are some of the major items in the bill, according to reports by NBC, the AP, and CBS:
The proposed legislation, dubbed the Justice in Policing Act, could face an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Senate. It comes as calls to overhaul law enforcement gain traction across the country, with some municipalities already taking steps to defund and even dismantle their police departments.
You can read the full text of the proposed legislation here.