Democrats unveil broad police reform bill as Floyd’s death sparks protests nationwide

Source: The Washington Post Congressional Democrats rallied Monday around broad police reform legislation, urging President Trump and Republicans to rapidly embrace measures aimed at boosting law enforcement accountability, changing police practices and curbing racial profiling. As Democrats put forward a unified response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has sparked nationwide protests, leading members of the party also sought to distance themselves from the growing calls from liberal activists to “defund the police” — a slogan that Trump and fellow Republicans have seized upon to portray Democrats as weak on crime. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said he opposes “defunding” police departments, while House […]