The push to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, families of police shooting victims meeting with lawmakers, and the latest in the criminal justice fight are discussed by attorney Benjamin Crump in conversation with Tiffany Cross.
A crowded Annapolis City Council meeting agenda Monday features public hearings on the fiscal 2022 budget, police reform legislation and the introduction of a bill establishing a financing authority to pay for climate change mitigation projects.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and advocates who want to overhaul the nation's policing laws held a series of meetings Thursday searching for legislation that can pass both chambers of Congress, the day after President Joe Biden highlighted the demand for policing reform in his prime-time address.
Representative Kat Cammack (R-FL) on Tuesday weighed in on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which has passed the House but stalled in the Senate. | Clips
A bipartisan police reform bill being negotiated by a group of House and Senate members is gaining some momentum and maybe introduced sometime later this month.
Nine bills aimed at reshaping policing in Oregon are one step closer to Gov. Kate Brown's desk with the same enforcement mechanisms they had in January.
SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington Senate has given its final approval to two more key police accountability bills - one imposing restrictions on tactics and equipment, and another establishing a statewide standard on use of force. The bills are part of an ambitious package of accountability legislation the Democrats proposed
In response to rival Eric Adams saying "defund the police" is pushed by young white people, Morales called the move a "dog whistle" and "wedge issue."
The issue has come to the forefront in the wake of the Patrick Rose scandal, as well as the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
The death of George Floyd and subsequent conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has sparked changed and police reform, including in Ohio, where residents on Thursday continued to mourn the loss of a teen girl recently killed during a tense confrontation with law enforcement.
Qualified immunity, the legal doctrine that shields individual police officers from lawsuits, has become the biggest sticking point in negotiations between Republicans and Democrats.
The police budget is around $22 million in total — a 4.4% increase over last year — with about 83% paying for salaries and benefits of 169 employees. The other roughly $3.1 million would pay for operating expenses like supplies and contract services, such as vehicle maintenance, utility and phone bills, virtual desktop services and other items department leadership says are essential to function effectively during the pandemic and beyond.