Rep. Grijalva Votes for Justice in Policing Act

March 3, 2021
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Named after George Floyd, who was murdered in police custody last May, the comprehensive bill will work toward ending religious and racial profiling, bans chokeholds and no-knock warrants, and limits the transfer of military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement. Additionally, the bill ends qualified immunity and implements more mechanisms for communities to hold police officers accountable for wrongdoing. After the vote, Reop. Grijalva issued the following statement:

“Americans of all backgrounds made their voices heard in the aftermath of the tragic killing of George Floyd. This legislation brings more accountability and transparency to police departments while addressing the institutional issues that have allowed bad actors to go unpunished for their actions. All lives will never truly matter until black and brown ones do, and this legislation is one step forward toward making that a reality and rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”

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