The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 will make four key changes to Federal policing policy: make the prosecution of police misconduct easier, expand federal oversight of local police units, limit bias among officers, and help change policing tactics.

While the federal government only has limited power over state and local policing practices, passing the George Floyd Justice in Police Act will be the first national comprehensive approach to hold police more accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, and build trust between law enforcement and local communities. The Justice in Policing Act will specifically:

  • Establish a national standard for the operation of police departments
  • Mandate data collection on police/community encounters
  • Reprogram existing funds to invest in trans-formative community-based policing programs
  • Streamline federal law to prosecute excessive USE OF force and establish independent prosecutors for police investigations

 

Action Alert & Guide from NAACP

For more information on this bill, and to read more about how you can become an advocate, please take a look at this action alert from the NAACP.

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Fact Sheet

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee released this fact sheet on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Urge Senators Young & Braun to Support the George Floyd Justice in Police Act!

Contact your Senators and urge them to support the George Floyd Justice in Police Act and why it’s important to you.