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American congressmen passed the bill on police reform

The house of representatives on Thursday evening passed a bill on police reform prepared by the Democrats.

The results of the vote, the document entitled "the Law of equitable police George Floyd" the support of congressmen, most of whom represent the Democratic party. The speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi to the applause of colleagues has declared that the law voted 236 congressmen and 181 against. The document received the support of several members of the Republican party.

Now the law must be approved by the Senate, where most Republicans and, in the case of success - transferred to the President.

The bill was introduced in the Wake of mass protests against racism and violence by the police, which began throughout the country after the death on may 25 in Minneapolis African American George Floyd. In common video to be seen, as a police officer for more than eight minutes pressed knee neck Floyd, who was already in handcuffs and said that pants. The man later died in hospital, without regaining consciousness.

In the explanatory note to the bill States that it addresses a wide range of issues of police practice and accountability of law enforcement agencies. "It includes measures to increase accountability for misconduct (staff) law enforcement, transparency and data collection, as well as to eliminate discriminatory policing practices," reads the abstract.

The bill establishes new requirements for law enforcement officers and agencies, including the requirement to report data on incidents of use of force. Also installed measures to prevent hidden bias on racial grounds among employees, introduced the obligation to carry the camera.

The bill, in addition, provides for the establishment of a national registry of police misconduct to collect data on complaints and records of such actions.

On Wednesday, Republicans proposed a bill to reform the work of the police has not received the required number of votes of the senators to make him the discussion was continued, according to the results of the vote. It was expected that the initiative will be the basis for a compromise law, which needs to be approved by both houses of Congress, but Democrats and Republicans have yet to develop a common approach to reform police work.