The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a Democratic-led police reform bill demanding sweeping changes to laws and policies that have contributed to decades of police misconduct. Its passage came exactly one month after George Floyd’s killing at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers set off a global uprising against police brutality and systemic racism. This is California Democrat and Congressional Black Caucus chair Karen Bass.
Rep. Karen Bass: “People marching to demand not just change, but transformative change that ends police brutality, that ends racial profiling and ends the practice of denying Americans the ability to sue when they have been injured, that denies local jurisdictions the power to fire or prosecute offending officers.”
A much weaker police reform bill stalled in the Republican-led Senate after Democrats said it didn’t go far enough. President Trump has said he would veto the House bill if it reached his desk.