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House passes new legislation named after George Floyd to overhaul US police policy and add accountability


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The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, named in honor of George Floyd, whose May 25 killing at the hands of police has sparked widespread protests.
The bill passed 236-181, with only three Republicans — Reps. Will Hurd of Texas, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, and Fred Upton of Michigan — voting alongside Democrats in favor.
The legislation, which calls for broader police accountability and transparency, now heads to the Senate for consideration.
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The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, named in honor of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.

Floyd’s death has reinvigorated widespread Black Lives Matter protests around the country.

The bill passed 236-181, with only three Republicans — Reps. Will Hurd of Texas, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, and Fred Upton of Michigan — voting alongside Democrats in favor.

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass of California, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, and Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, now heads to the Senate for consideration.

This bill calls for broader accountability and transparency for law enforcement and seeks to eliminate discriminatory policing practices. It would also create a national police misconduct registry.

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