Rep. Susan Davis Votes to Pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to Combat Police Brutality and Racial Injustice
The murder of Black Americans at the hands of police has driven thousands of Americans to peacefully protest and demand change and justice. In response to those voices, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA-53) joined with the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which passed the House of Representatives today.
“This moment begs us to act - to be bold - to capture opportunity for change,” said Davis. “Year after year we see unnecessary deaths at the hands of those who are sworn to protect. This bill will make transformative changes to policing, restore faith in the system, and help communities feel safe.”
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:
The vote in the House sends the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to the Senate, where a weaker version of police form is stalled after failing a procedural vote.
“Now is not the time for half-measures,” said Davis. “While I appreciate the Senate’s desire to take action, we need real reform and real change. I urge the Senate to take up and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.