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Manning Applauds Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

March 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-06), a co-sponsor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, released the following statement applauding passage of the bill.

“After witnessing the brutal death of George Floyd, our nation cried out for police reform and justice. Congress answered that call by developing the Justice in Policing Act – the first ever comprehensive approach to setting national standards and prohibiting brutal tactics like chokeholds and no knock warrants, changing the culture of protecting bad police officers by holding abusive officers accountable and creating a national database to prevent their transfer from one community to another, and building trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias. I proudly joined the Congressional Black Caucus in cosponsoring and voting in favor of this bill because, for too long, communities of color and vulnerable groups have been disproportionately impacted by police brutality and this bill makes important advancements toward ending that legacy.”

Key provisions of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:

  • Banning all chokeholds;
  • Banning no-knock warrants in drug cases;
  • Ending racial, religious and discriminatory profiling;
  • Eliminating the qualified immunity doctrine that is a barrier to holding police officers accountable for wrongful conduct;
  • Establishing a National Police Misconduct Registry to improve transparency and prevent problematic officers who are fired or leave one agency, from moving to another jurisdiction without any accountability;
  • Requiring data collection, including mandatory body cameras and dashboard cameras;
  • Establishing new standards for policing and the Public Safety Innovation grants for community-based organizations to help reimagine policing in their communities;
  • Making lynching a federal hate crime; and more.