Democrats Unveiled New Legislation to Overhaul Us Police Policy and Add Accountability. Here's What's in the Bill.
Democrats in Congress unveiled legislation Monday in response to widespread protests over police brutality.
The bill, known as the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, would ban chokeholds, create a misconduct registry, and mandate training against racial profiling, among other changes to national policy.
The bill was sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass of California, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, and Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, in the House. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California sponsored the bill in the Senate.
According to a summary of the bill, the legislation seeks police reform through multiple avenues: police accountability, police transparency through data, police training and policies, and justice for victims of lynching.
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