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Police Reform Legislation Collapses After Bipartisan Talks Fail to Reach Agreement

HeadlineSep 23, 2021

On Capitol Hill, bipartisan talks on police reform have fallen apart. The House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in March, but Democrats have since not been able to secure Republican support to pass accompanying legislation in the Senate. A major sticking point was over the issue of qualified immunity, which shields police officers from lawsuits.

In other policing news, a group of former and active Black women officers in Washington, D.C., filed a class-action lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department, alleging racial and sexual discrimination.

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