Senate GOP proposes police changes, less sweeping than Dems’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have unveiled proposed changes to police procedures and accountability, countering Democratic policing legislation in the House. The Senate GOP’s “Justice Act” is more modest than the Democrats’ House version but is still the most ambitious Republican legislation on police violence and race in memory. President Donald Trump has embraced the Republican legislation, which underscores how swiftly the national conversation on race has been transformed since the death of George Floyd in police custody. The two parties’ bills are on a collision course, but momentum favors passage of some version before the November elections.