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Lawmakers Want to Strip Pensions from New York Officers with "Serious Complaints"

Two lawmakers in New York state have proposed a bill that would strip police officers of their state pension benefits if fired for issues involving “serious” misconduct.

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Virginia Senate Democrats Want to Downgrade Assaulting Officers from Felony to Misdemeanor

Under current law, anyone who is convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 6 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months, according to Virginia code.

Minneapolis Takes First Steps Toward Disbanding Police Department

The head of the new department would be somebody with "non-law-enforcement experience in community safety services, including but not limited to public health and/or restorative justice approaches."

House of Representatives Approves "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act"

The United States House of Representatives on Thursday approved draft legislation named for George Floyd, whose in-custody death last month has sparked weeks of widespread civil unrest and calls for police reform.

Video: President Trump Announces Executive Order on Police Reform

In a ceremony held at the White House on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump signed an executive order addressing police reform in America and then addressed a group of law enforcement professionals and community leaders assembled in the Rose Garden.

New York Governor Expected to Sign Bill Making Police Records Public

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on social media that he plans to sign a proposed piece of legislation that will make public the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers.

Democrats in Congress Propose National Police Reform Bill, Bans Chokeholds and No-Knock Warrants

The bill, called the “Justice in Policing Act,” would ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants in drug cases, according to a House Democratic aide and a bill summary obtained by NBC News.

Michigan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Increase Police Officer Training

A state senator in Michigan has introduced a bill to "strengthen community-police relations and reduce excessive use of force by police officers."

Senate Passes Bill to Pay LODD Benefits to Officers who Die of COVID-19

The measure removes the requirement that families of officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians do not have to prove that the first responder was infected while on the job as long as the person was diagnosed with COVID-45 within 45 days of his or her last shift.

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Reforming Bail Reform: Thoughts on Finding a Middle Ground

Bail reform in its current form is not a sustainable solution, just as the previous system was bound to collapse under its own weight.