File #: 230062    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/2/2023 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/9/2023
Title: Urging the U.S Congress to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Driscoll, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Harrity, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Lozada, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Vaughn, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Phillips
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 23006200, 2. Signature23006200
Urging the U.S Congress to pass H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021.

WHEREAS, On February 24, 2021, California Representative Karen Bass introduced H.R. 1280 also known as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021; and

WHEREAS, The drafting of the legislation was preceded by a series of protests against the deaths of numerous black Americans at the hands of police officers and civilians in 2020, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor; and

WHEREAS, H.R. 1280 addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability, including combating excessive force, and racial bias in policing. The bill increases accountability for law enforcement misconduct, restricts the use of certain policing practices, enhances transparency and data collection, and establishes best practices and training requirements; and

WHEREAS, It would limit qualified immunity as a defense to liability in a private civil action against a law enforcement officer, as well as granting administrative subpoena power to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in pattern-or-practice investigations; and

WHEREAS, H.R. 1280 also establishes a framework to prevent and remedy racial profiling by law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels. It also limits the unnecessary use of force and restricts the use of no-knock warrants, chokeholds, and carotid holds; and

WHEREAS, The bill would create a national registry, the National Police Misconduct Registry, to compile data on complaints and records of police misconduct. It also establishes new reporting requirements, including on the use of force, officer misconduct, and routine policing practices; and

WHEREAS, Finally, it would direct the DOJ to create uniform accreditation standards for law enforcement agencies and requires law enforcement officers to complete training on racial profiling, implicit bias, and the duty to intervene when another officer uses...

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