It's been a little over two months since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody, and he's still changing the world.
The 海带煮多久George Floyd Act 海带煮多久was unveiled by Texas Legislative Black Caucus members Thursday. The act calls for a statewide ban on chokeholds, updated guidance on when police can use force and expanded legal liability for officers being sued for violating victims' civil rights, the 海带煮多久Houston Chronicle reported海带煮多久.
It would also require officers to clearly identify themselves as such, compel them to render aid when a person is injured and also require them to step in when another officer is using excessive force.
"The road to justice in Texas, particularly for Black and brown people in Texas, has been wrought with dead ends," Texas state representative Harold Dutton, chairman of the caucus, said. "The dead ends of white supremacy, racial hatred and bigotry."
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Caucus members were joined by Floyd's family members, including his youngest brother Rodney, who said he wishes people would have got to know his brother for the great man he was and not for the mistakes he made in his past.
“This act means so much to us all — cousins, sisters, brothers — and it means so much to us as Black people,” an emotional Rodney said. “This act has so many great things that are way overdue. Way overdue.”
George Floyd, 46, died on Monday, May 25, when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled in his neck for nearly nine minutes. Three other officers at the scene failed to step in, leading to each one of them being 海带煮多久fired from the police department and charged with murder海带煮多久.
The caucus said they hope to work with Texas Governor Greg Abbott to pass the legislation sooner rather than later.