House Passes Resolution Overturning DC Policing Bill

The House passed a disapproval resolution on April 19 to block the District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022.
The vote was 229-189. Fourteen Democrats joined all 215 Republicans in voting for the resolution.
The D.C. act, which is set to take effect on May 11 unless Congress and the president block it, would prohibit the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPD) and other local law enforcement personnel from using “neck restraints or any other technique that causes asphyxiation, presents an unnecessary danger to the public and constitutes excessive force.”
The act—which D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, vetoed in which the city council overrode the veto—also approves the use of police body camera footage and requires, with a couple of exceptions, the mayor to release such footage with the names of the officers behind the footage where “officers [were] directly involved in the officer-involved death or serious use of force.”…

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