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After Law Removes NYPD from Commercial Enforcement Illegal Vendors, Gambling Hustlers Take Over Retail Area of Bronx

The March 2021 law moved enforcement away from cops and handed it over to the city Department of Consumer Affairs and Worker Protection.

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Police Groups Sue MN Over New Deadly Force Law

More and more in critical incidents, officers involved are declining to sit for questions with investigators. The new law could have been construed to compel some kind of official statement from officers during investigations, which would clash with their right to stay quiet if they choose.

Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill That Makes Doxing of Officers a Misdemeanor

In the bill is a piece of legislation authored by St. Cloud Representative Dan Wolgamott that would make doxing a police officer a misdemeanor. If the doxing results in bodily harm to an officer or their family, it becomes a gross misdemeanor.

Denver's Reimagining Police Task Force Wants to Eliminate Most Traffic Stops

The task force recommended using civilian city employees for enforcing traffic laws and responding to accidents.

Floyd Family Meets with Biden, Harris and Legislators

After meeting with Pelosi and Bass, Floyd's relatives traveled to the White House for a more than hour-long meeting with President Biden and Vice President Harris. Afterward, Floyd's family members said the president is eager to sign the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and urged Congress to pass the bill.

Biden to Host George Floyd's Family at White House

Biden's plans to host Floyd's family come as talks focused on the police reform bill named after Floyd — the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act — have stalled on Capitol Hill.

Washington Governor Signs 12 Police Reform Bills, One Requires Officers Use Minimal Necessary Force

One bill requires officers to employ de-escalation tactics, use the least amount of physical force necessary and limits the use of deadly force to situations where there's an imminent threat of serious injury or death.

Federal Police Reform Bill Calls ECWs "Deadly Force"

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association said the bill shows a misunderstanding of stun guns and why they are used and will likely result in officers instead just going for their firearms.

Vermont Governor Signs Bill Permitting Police to Use Chokeholds for Self-Defense

While working on the policy, law enforcement officials decided to ask legislators to amend the chokehold ban to make it clear that police can use chokeholds to defend themselves in life-and-death situations.

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Baltimore Mayor Wants to Send Mental Health Workers to Some 911 Calls, Have Police Focus on Violent Crime

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced last week that he wants police to focus on violent offenders and said officers should not be handling calls for people having behavioral health issues.

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