States race to reform police practices in wake of George Floyd’s death

State legislators have introduced dozens of measures to address police violenceĀ amid nationwide protests over the deaths of unarmed African Americans, an almost unprecedented race to reform law enforcement practices after years of stagnation.

Legislatures in 19 states and the District of Columbia have introduced more than 160 bills in the three and a half weeks since the killing of George Floyd, whose death after a Minneapolis police officer was videotaped kneeling on his neck led to murder charges and became the catalyst for protests in hundreds of cities.