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File #: Res 1372-2020    Version: * Name: George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (H.R. 7120/S. 3912)
Type: Resolution Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, H.R. 7120/S. 3912, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1372, 2. July 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-20

Res. No. 1372

 

Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, H.R. 7120/S. 3912, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

 

By Council Members Cumbo and Chin

 

Whereas, H.R. 7120/S. 3912, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, sponsored by Representative Karen Bass and Senator Cory Booker, respectively, were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, empower impacted communities, and build trust between law enforcement and communities by addressing systemic racism and bias across the country to help save lives; and

Whereas, H.R. 7120/S. 3912 were introduced in the wake of numerous uprisings across America, including in New York City, spurred by the reported involvement of police in the unjust killings of Black Americans across the country, including George Floyd, who died after Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis Minnesota and Breonna Taylor, who was shot eight times by officers executing a no-knock warrant in her home in Louisville Kentucky, among several other victims; and

Whereas, The Justice in Policing Act of 2020, will, if made law, improve police accountability by holding police accountable in court, eliminating qualified immunity for law enforcement; bolstering federal and state abilities to investigate police misconduct; requiring data collection on police misconduct and use-of-force; mandating the use of body cameras; and making lynching a federal crime; and

Whereas, This legislation will also transform law enforcement culture, by prohibiting all racial and religious profiling; creating accreditation standards for police departments; banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants; limiting military-grade equipment transfers to state and local law enforcement; and empowering communities to create new public safety approaches through grants for community based organizations; and

Whereas, The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed H.R. 7120 and the Senate and President should immediately follow suit; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, H.R. 7120/S. 3912, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

 

 

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8/19/2020 10:05 AM

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