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Sisolak Signs Police Reforms, Including Chokehold Ban

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s governor has signed into law two law enforcement-related measures passed by lawmakers in light of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, who died after an officer pressed a knee to his neck.  

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Friday that he signed a bill that bans the use of chokeholds, calls for police to intervene and report fellow officers if they observe unjustified use of force. The law also guarantees that people witnessing have the right to record it.

The Democratic governor also signed a measure that partially repealed a 2019 law protecting officers accused of misconduct.