House votes to pass Democratic police reform bill Thursday

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC)-- The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed the House of Representatives Thursday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., from left, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., and top Congressional Democrats attend a news conference to unveil policing reform and equal justice legislation on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Democrat-backed bill passed with a 236-181 vote just days after Democrats in the Senate blocked the Republican's competing bill, the Justice Act, introduced by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

The House bill would reform qualified immunity, ban chokeholds, ban no-knock warrants and introduce a police misconduct database.

Gray DC talked to members of Congress about what the bill would mean for their communities and the country if it becomes law. Click the videos above to hear more.
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