State Where George Floyd Died Gives Up On Policing Legislation

June 20, 2020, 9:49 PM

Minnesota state lawmakers adjourned for the year Saturday without sending a ban on chokeholds or any other policing legislation to the governor.

Though the state House, which is controlled by Democrats, and the Republican-controlled Senate initially moved fast to respond to the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, an overnight negotiating session failed to produce a bipartisan agreement on how much a new policing law should include.

“I am frustrated this morning because I thought we were going to do some things together,” a visibly tired state Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R) said as his party voted ...

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