03/03/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/03/2021 20:50
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield voted to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bold, transformative legislation reimagines the culture of policing in America with reforms to curb police brutality, end racial profiling, eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement, and build greater trust between law enforcement and our communities.
'Last summer, North Carolinians and all Americans were forced to reckon with the horrors of police brutality and racial injustice after witnessing the murder of George Floyd. Led by the Congressional Black Caucus, the U.S. House of Representatives has once again passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This bill will deliver urgently needed reforms to address systemic racism in policing and increase transparency and accountability.'
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act will take numerous key steps to achieve transformative, structural change to combat the pattern of police brutality and racial injustice, including:
'I stand with countless North Carolinians to proclaim that Black Lives Matter and that the tragic killing of George Floyd must result in action to honor his life,' continued Butterfield. 'I remain committed to working with the Biden-Harris Administration and the millions of Americans demanding action. We will not stop working until the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act becomes law.'