Scott: House Passage of Justice In Policing Act Marks A Necessary Step To Reform Policing in America

March 3, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1208, the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act:

“Last summer, Americans across the country protested the murder of George Floyd by law enforcement. They marched to demand an end to police misconduct and more accountability in our criminal justice system. Today, the House responded by passing the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act.

“The bill has many important provisions – it bans choke holds, ends no-knock warrants in drug cases and prohibits racial profiling; it creates national standards for policing policies, such as training, body cameras and use of deadly force; it provides for data collection; and it removes barriers that make it difficult to hold police officers accountable for misconduct.

“The passage of the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act is a necessary piece in the broader effort to fix our broken policing and criminal justice system.  I urge my colleagues in the Senate to pass this bill as quickly as possible.”

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