Colorado police reform bill requires body cams, bans chokeholds and moves toward more transparency

Colorado Public Radio: A sweeping police reform bill introduced Wednesday will require all police officers to wear body cameras and create an intensive reporting system to follow when officers use force that will be tracked by state officials and reported to the public.

The bill’s introduction comes on the seventh day of marches across the state protesting police brutality in wake of the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died in police custody.

The proposed legislation makes it easier for civilians to sue individual police officers and gets rid of the state’s “fleeing felon” statute, which allows officers to legally shoot someone running away if they are suspected of committing a felony and are armed. 

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