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Nevada Passes Policing Bills, Including A Ban On Chokeholds

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada joined the growing number of state Legislatures throughout the United States that have revisited laws governing police conduct.

Police violence has come under increased scrutiny since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis after an officer pressed a knee to his neck.

The state Senate and Assembly passed bills Saturday that, if signed into law, will ban the use of chokeholds and roll back protections afforded to officers during misconduct investigations in an effort to foster accountability.