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New York lawmakers approve 10 police reform bills in 3 days

WNYT Staff
Created: June 11, 2020 11:24 AM

The New York State Legislature is making more changes in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

State lawmakers passed a law allowing the state attorney general to investigate and prosecute whenever someone dies following an encounter with police.    

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The bill strengthens and solidifies Gov. Cuomo’s executive order from 2015, which authorized a special prosecutor to investigate the deaths of unarmed people killed by police.    

The governor says he will sign the bills.


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