On Thursday, House Democrats passed a package of new police reform bills that would fund recruiting and training for police departments across the country, including new language for police accountability. Earlier in the day, a procedural vote on the bills narrowly passed 216 to 215 when a group of progressive Democrats opposed giving more money to police departments. He is now heading to the Senate.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer, DN.J., said: “The Investing to Protect Act will ensure that local police departments across the country have what they need to recruit and retain the best officers, to provide the necessary training and to invest in the provision of health resources. mentality to our officers.
California Democratic Rep. Katie Porter sponsored one of the bills, which would create a grant program for departments to hire and send mental health professionals instead of mental health workers. law enforcement when incidents involve behavioral health needs. Another bill provides funding for police departments with fewer than 200 officers and also allows the funding to be used for police and community safety data collection.
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