Politics botched chance at police reform

Americans must insist Congress try again.

By

Opinion

June 30, 2020 - 10:08 AM

LAPD Commander Gerald Woodyard takes a knee with protesters and clergy members on June 2 in downtown L.A. Photo by Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS

WASHINGTON — After Americans reacted in outrage to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Republicans and Democrats in Congress promised quick action on police reform.

Leaders on both sides offered a long list of ideas: a ban on chokeholds, an end to “no-knock” searches, and more.

Then, last week, the Senate deadlocked on the issue almost as quickly as it had vowed to act.

Related
September 9, 2019
November 21, 2018
November 15, 2018
December 20, 2011