Congresswoman Williams Passes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 1280) to curb police brutality, end racial profiling, eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement and build greater trust between law enforcement and communities.

“What we saw happen to George Floyd was not an isolated incident,” said Congresswoman Williams. “It was a modern-day lynching caught on camera, and it must stop. The peaceful protests we witnessed following George Floyd’s murder were the cries for help from a people who are sick and tired of seeing people who look like them murdered by the people who swore to protect and serve them. That is why I voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act – to reaffirm Black Lives Matter.

“This bill is only the beginning of the actions we must take to heal the wounds of our Black and Brown communities, eliminate bias in policing, hold police accountable, and increase transparency. We’re done dying at the hands of police.”

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