The House votes 220-212 to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, wide-ranging legislation which would, among other things, outlaw racial profiling, overhaul qualified immunity for police officers and ban chokeholds at the federal level.
Legislation aims to establish a national standard for operation of police depts.; mandate data collection on encounters; invest in community-based policing programs; streamline federal law to prosecute excessive force; establish independent prosecutors for police investigations.
U.S. House passes police reform act named for George Floyd; the bill would ban neck restraints at a federal level and overhaul qualified immunity.
Rep. Lance Gooden, the lone Republican to vote for H.R. 1280 says, he “accidentally pressed the wrong voting button and realized it too late. I have changed the official record to reflect my opposition to the partisan George Floyd Policing Act.”
Final vote tally: 219-213