A broad police reform legislation has been passed with a majority of 236 votes by the US House of Representatives following the wide protests over the George Floyd death. The bill was also named after him.
According to this bill, personal liability would be imposed upon police officers for damages in court proceedings. It would also ban chokeholds which is frequently used by police during drug raids. Further, it ceases the supply of military surplus equipment to police departments.
However, the Senate Republicans are in a greater opposition to this bill as they feel that the bill would weaken the law enforcement.
By- M. Soujanya