Protests rage about Black American police killings in the U.S. One month after George Floyd 's death, The Marshall Project highlights which states have passed legislation based on police reform, initiated legislation or chose not to enact bills during the past month. According to The Marshall Project and data collected from a database compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado, Iowa and New York are the only states that have effectively passed legislation attempting to combat institutional police brutality from increased police transparency and accountability.
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Colorado's bill mandates all officers to wear body cameras by 2023, prohibits choke holds and carotid locks, locks officers legally responsible for refusing to interfere with unreasonable force against other officers, and removes qualified immunity protection – enabling civil rights lawsuits against officers to be brought to justice. The legislation also extends security to protesters and provides more authority to the state attorney general in suing agencies and officers in need.
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