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San Francisco:

Ending the use of police in response to non-criminal activity; 

Addressing police bias

Demilitarizing the police; and 

Promoting economic justice.



A unanimous Seattle City Council vote to ban police from using chokeholds, tear gas, pepper spray, and several other crowd control devices

The city will redirect at least $100 million to further invest in community-based programs focused on black youth and adults, including employment programs, businesses, and programs that provide alternatives to arrest and incarcerate. 



$12 million will be redirected toward communities of color — $7 million would come out of the Portland Police Bureau and $5 million from “other city funds.” 

The mayor said he would also be changing policies regarding consent searches for traffic stops, working to strengthen community-led police oversight bodies, and banning chokeholds.



Colorado’s sweeping police accountability bill, passed in the wake of George Floyd’s death, into law

Under the new law, officers are also prohibited from using deadly physical force to apprehend a person who is suspected only of a minor or nonviolent offense.


Law enforcement officers must intervene if a fellow officer is using inappropriate force against a member of the public. 

Bans on tear gas, chokeholds
  • Seattle (30-day ban_
  • Connecticut 
  • New York 
  • Minnesota 
  • Phoenix 
  • San Francisco and Berkely, CA
  • Dallas and Austin Texas
  • Iowa 
  • The Washington, D.C., (90-day ban)
  • Broward County, Florida 
  • Colorado

Body cameras

  • Seattle’s mayor said on June 8 she would order officers to turn on body cameras during protests.
  • Denver’s police announced on June 7 that officers and SWAT units would turn on body cameras during “tactical operations,”
  • officers need to report “if they intentionally point any firearm at a person.”
  • Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s executive order requires that troopers wear body cameras.
  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner directed officers on June 10 to wear body cameras while serving no-knock warrants.
Finding new ways to police
  • The Georgia House voted to let voters decide to eliminate county police departments

Louisville, Kentucky to ban “no-knock” search warrants in the city.   would have saved the life of Brianna Taylor if this was in effect


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