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California eyes 11 police reforms after George Floyd's death

Added 08-08-20 12:03:02pm EST - “California lawmakers are pushing to enact nearly a dozen policing reform laws driven by nationwide outrage and protests after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis in May. Lawmakers have until Aug. 31 to approve and send legislation…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “California eyes 11 police reforms after George Floyd’s death”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are pushing to enact nearly a dozen policing reform laws driven by nationwide outrage and protests after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May. Lawmakers have until Aug. 31 to approve and send legislation to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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AB1196 by Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson, would bar law enforcement agencies from using carotid restraints, chokeholds or similar techniques.

The California Police Chiefs Association initially called for banning the carotid and chokeholds, but withdrew its support after it said Gipson broadened his bill “to include additional restrictions that are vague and subjective.”

AB1022 by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, would require law enforcement officers to immediately intercede and report what they believe to be the use of excessive force.

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