The US House Of Representatives Has Passed A Bill By Democrats On Police Reform
The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a police reform bill aimed at curbing excessive use of force by law enforcement agencies after the death of African-American George Floyd.
The bill, developed by Democrats, received 236 votes "for," "against" was expressed by 181 lawmakers.
The document was supported by three representatives of the Republican party-will Hurd, Fred Upton, and Brian Fitzpatrick.
Now the bill will go to a vote in the Senate, where the majority is held by Republicans.
If it passes in the Senate, it will be passed to the US President for signature.
The bill includes outright bans on strangulation, on the use of search warrants without warning, creates a national register of police abuse, and makes it easier to prosecute individual police officers in cases of misconduct.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House bill, which would hold law enforcement officers more accountable, would "fundamentally change the culture of policing to combat systemic racism, curb police brutality and save lives."
Democrats proposed their bill amid protests in the US in response to the death of African-American Floyd.
Police arrested a man on May 25 in Minneapolis. During the arrest, one of the police officers put his knee on Floyd's neck. Subsequently, the African-American man died in intensive care, and the video of his detention got on the Internet.