Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives on Monday, July 20, 2020, considered and ultimately approved a resolution deeming racism a public health crisis. Lawmakers raised their hands to call for a roll call vote on the resolution. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service

The Minnesota House of Representatives by a 102-29 vote late Monday, July 20, and the Senate on a 60-7 vote early the next day, advanced a series of changes to the state’s policing laws including the creation of a new unit to investigate police deadly force incidents, banning police chokeholds and warrior training creating a new system of arbitration to weigh police deadly force encounters. The approvals clear a path to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk for his signature.

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