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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, March 30, 2023

"House committee passes bill to overturn DC police reform"

From AP, via NACDL's news update:

Following through on plans for robust oversight of the nation’s capital, House Republicans on Wednesday accused Washington officials of losing control of local affairs, voting to overturn a police reform package passed by the D.C. Council amid nationwide protests about police brutality.

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The police reform measure was passed by the D.C. Council on an emergency basis in 2020 and made permanent last December. It bans the use of chokeholds by police officers, makes police disciplinary files more available to the public, weakens the bargaining power of the police union and limits the use of tear gas to disperse protestors.

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