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House Approves Police Reform Bill Named After George Floyd

The bill, which would ban chokeholds and eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement, will now advance to the Senate.
Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., lead author of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, speaks during an event on police reform last year at the U.S. Capitol. Source: Alex Wong

House lawmakers on Wednesday passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a police reform bill that would ban chokeholds and eliminate for law enforcement. The 220-212 vote came nine months after Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed by Minneapolis police officers last spring.

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