Kaptur Votes to Pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), voted in support of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The legislation, which originally passed the House one month after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer, takes dramatic steps to save lives, curb excessive force, end racial profiling, ensure accountability, and more. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.
“The way our country approaches public safety must be reimagined from the neighborhood up,” said Rep. Kaptur. “That is why I voted in favor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. This legislation moves us forward in our fight to address racism in policing and hold offenders accountable to the public they swore to protect and serve – especially Black Americans, who are killed at a disproportionate rate during police interactions and whose families and communities too often fail to receive the justice they deserve. George Floyd’s killing was a tragedy. Breonna Taylor’s killing was a tragedy. Tamir Rice’s killing was a tragedy. The pain endured by thousands of families across the country must result in positive action and change. The eyes of the nation look to the Senate to immediately take up and pass this legislation without delay.”