Civil rights leaders propose policing act with goal of eliminating profiling, discriminatory policing

The demand for federal reform and action comes after the death of George Floyd last May.

News 12 Staff

Feb 25, 2021, 1:29 AM

Updated 1,207 days ago

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A proposed policing act would seek to eliminate profiling and create a registry of misconduct complaints against officers, and civil rights leaders say the act would mark a step toward holding police across the country accountable. 
The demand for federal reform and action comes after the death of George Floyd last May. 
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would limit qualified immunity of law enforcement, create a national registry of police misconduct complaints, eliminate discriminatory policing and profiling--as well as restrict funds to law enforcement agencies that don’t prohibit the use of chokeholds. 
Civil rights organizations are calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bill. 
They say concrete action is required to maintain the commitment to equality.
Floyd died in police custody after an officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck during an arrest in Minneapolis. 
One of the officers at the scene is awaiting trial in March for murder charges. The other four officers were fired.


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