Colorado passes sweeping police reform bill!!!😮🙌🏾

Protest sparked by the murder and abuse of people of color by the hands of law enforcement seem to be paying off as colorado passes a sweeping police reform bill on Friday that, among other reforms, that bans chokeholds and makes officers personally liable if they are found guilty of violating a person's civil rights 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. Colorado is one of the first states that will allow police officers to be financially liable for civil misconduct suits. 

The bill mandates the following : 

  • All local and state police officers must wear body cameras by 2023

  • Body camera footage must be made public 

  • Chokeholds are prohibited

  • Shooting at fleeing suspects is prohibited

  • Deadly force can only be used if a person's life is imminent danger 

  • Police must report every instance in which they stop someone who they suspect of a crime; they must also include that person's race, gender, and ethnicity

  • Police must report other officers for wrongdoing 

  • Officers can be held personally liable for damages up to $25,000 if they are found guilty of violating an individual's civil rights


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