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Noem floats idea of police reforms in light of Floyd death

Added 06-03-20 02:35:02pm EST - “South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday said she will be examining the state's policing laws in light of what she called the "gut-wrenching" death of George Floyd.” - Washingtontimes.com

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday said she will be examining the state’s policing laws in light of what she called the “gut-wrenching” death of George Floyd.

But the Republican governor stuck to a conservative approach to the issue and didn’t have many specifics on policies she would like to see changed. She acknowledged that a pressing problem was revealed by the death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in Minneapolis last week after a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped moving.

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“Personally, I haven’t even been able to make it through the video yet,” she said. “It has been gut-wrenching to watch.”

The governor said Floyd’s death and the ensuing protests had made their point, but she spent much of the time at a news conference echoing conservative talking points: the need for personal responsibility, local control of policy changes and family values.

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