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As President Joe Biden prepares to sign an executive order on policing two years after the death of George Floyd, Congress still hasn’t passed any major legislation to reform America’s federal policing practices. States and even former President Trump have taken some action.

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Shortly after the killing of Floyd on May 25, 2020, Democrats introduced the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020” to improve police surveillance and training and prohibit tactics such as chokeholds and the use of excessive force.

The bill passed the House twice, but died in the Senate after months of bipartisan negotiations led by Democratic Representatives Karen Bass (California), Sen. Cory Booker (DNJ) and Sen. Tim Scott (RSC). Collapsed Because of disagreements over several provisions, including eliminating qualified immunity—a legal protection that protects law enforcement from being held personally responsible for violations of citizens’ rights—with Democrats over Republicans for any meaningful reform. Allegations of being unwilling to agree to.

A month after Floyd’s death, former President Donald Trump signed an executive order on “Safe Policing for Safer Communities,” which created a federal database of fired police officers and banned chokeholds and de-escalation techniques. Aimed to financially incentivize law enforcement to increase

In 2021, at least 30 states enacted one or more legislative police reforms, according to Brennan Center for Justice,

More than 20 states and the District of Columbia made changes in at least one of three areas related to Floyd’s killing, including restricting officers’ use of force, strengthening law enforcement misconduct reporting, and intervening in police misconduct cases. It involves making a duty for the officers. According to the Brennan Center.

Cities also underwent many changes, including San Francisco, which installed A crisis response team to respond to behavioral health calls instead of police, and New York City, which ended qualified immunity for police officers.