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Jayapal proposes police accountability, reform measures

They include a federal police misconduct registry

 

Last updated 6/10/2020 at 8:13pm

Pramila Jayapal

Rep. Pramilia Jayapal (D-Seattle) on Monday, June 8, introduced the Justice in Policing Act, which would implement police accountability and reform measures, including establishing a federal police misconduct registry; making lynching a federal hate crime; ending qualified immunity; requiring reporting of all incidents of use of force to the Justice Department; banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants; restricting the transfer of military equipment to local police; and increasing accountability, oversight, and transparency.

Jayapal's 7th Congressional District includes Edmonds.

Jayapal will have a virtual town hall Wednesday, June 10, at 6 p.m. She'll be joined by the Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown of Seattle's Plymouth Church and Gerald Hankerson, president of the NAACP Alaska, Oregon and Washington State Area Conference.

You can join in via Facebook.com/RepJayapal.

 

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