Senate Republicans Unveil Police Reform Bill

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Senate Republicans on Wednesday unveiled a police reform bill called the “JUSTICE Act”, calling it “the most significant justice reform bill in over 25 years.”

Posted: Jun 19, 2020 9:22 AM

Senate Republicans on Wednesday unveiled a police reform bill called the “JUSTICE Act”, calling it “the most significant justice reform bill in over 25 years.”

The JUSTICE Act, which stands for “Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere” Act, includes holding officers accountable with a use-of-force database, look to implement restrictions on chokeholds, and create new commissions to study law enforcement and race.

House Democrats, who have unveiled their own proposed police reform bill called the Justice in Policing Act, say the Senate Republican’s measures don’t go far enough.

The Senate Republican’s plan comes one day after United States President Donald Trump issued an executive order on police reform.

The proposals of each bill comes following the officer-involved death of George Floyd which caused nationwide protests where demonstrators have made demands of justice and police reform.

Both bills will be brought to the floor next week before the July 4 recess.

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