Representative Price Applauds House Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
Washington, DC (June 25, 2020) - Today, Congressman Price (NC-04) voted for and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a comprehensive bill to bring transparency and accountability to federal, state, and local law enforcement. The bill passed by a vote of 236-181.
“In Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, across North Carolina and the nation, communities are rightfully speaking out and demanding justice, accountability in law enforcement, and an end to the structural racism in American policing that has disproportionately and violently impacted Black Americans,” said Congressman Price. “We hear you, we grieve with you, and we join you in this movement to bring meaningful, lasting change.
“The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed by the House today, is the first step in a series of bold, comprehensive solutions needed to transform policing in America. It would increase accountability, ban racial profiling, end the use of choke holds and no knock warrants, create a national police misconduct registry, reform qualified immunity laws that impeded police accountability, and bolster community oversight, among other critical reforms. This legislation is long overdue and puts the United States on a path to not only address police misconduct but advance the movement toward true racial justice in America.”