Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is signing a sweeping police reform bill into law on Juneteenth, which will be some of the most comprehensive legislation passed since the death of George Floyd on May 25.
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In US news and current events today, in an interview with NowThis’ Versha Sharma, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced that he will sign a sweeping police reform bill on Juneteenth. It will be some of the most comprehensive legislation passed since the death of George Floyd on May 25. The Denver Post described it as ‘historic.’
The Colorado legislation removes qualified immunity for cops; sets limits on police use of force, including limiting the ability to shoot at fleeing suspects; bans chokeholds; and mandates criminal charges for officers who don’t intervene when a fellow officer is violating policies.
‘This is, in my estimation, the largest single advancement of individual civil rights and liberties for Coloradans in a generation,’ Denver civil rights attorney Qusair Mohamedbhai told The Denver Post: https://go.nowth.is/30V6I1n.
In this episode of our interview series ‘Answer This,’ Polis addresses Colorado’s regional approach to reopening in the wake of COVID-19 & his message during Pride month, which comes on the heels of this week’s SCOTUS ruling against workplace discrimination for LGBTQ+ Americans.
‘Answer This’ is a new interview series featuring U.S. governors discussing the issues you care about most.
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