Protestors in Austin called for an end to police brutality after the death of George Floyd. Several bills have been filed in the Legislature that would reform police practices.
Protestors in Austin called for an end to police brutality after the death of George Floyd. Several bills have been filed in the Legislature that would reform police practices.

The death of George Floyd beneath the knee of a Minneapolis police officer sparked worldwide protests last summer and an effort, led by Democrats, to pursue a wide range of police reforms after the Legislature convenes next week.

The marquee bill is the already filed George Floyd Act — introduced by two longtime Black lawmakers: state Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, and Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas — that requires police to intervene if a fellow officer uses excessive force and…

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