Ga. reps helped lay groundwork for Democrats’ sweeping policing bill

June 9, 2020
In The News

Some of the initiatives found in congressional Democrats’ new policing bill are proposals U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson authored years ago.

The recent willingness by Democrats, potentially some Republicans and members of the public to embrace sweeping changes in how law enforcement officers do their jobs came, in part, because of the graphic video of George Floyd’s final moments.

Protests nationwide focused on the death of Floyd and other African Americans who were killed by police, and they acted as the catalyst behind Monday’s unveiling of the sweeping proposal.

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