International Desk (Channel TT): After the death of the black George Floyd, the authorities of various cities in the United States have started working to bring various reforms in the police department. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. His relatives, friends and the general public bid farewell to Floyd in Houston on Tuesday, local time. Protests continued in cities across the United States.
Authorities in 11 cities have already banned police use of force. In other words, if a person is to be arrested or detained, the police will not be able to hold his neck or throat. The cities are Phoenix, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Broward County (Florida), Miami, Chicago, Washington DC, Minneapolis, New York City and Houston, CNN reported.
The New York Times reports that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was present at Floyd's funeral. There, he said, no policeman would be able to strangle anyone in the city from now on. If you want to shoot someone, the police will give a warning first.
On May 25, a white police officer in Minneapolis held Floyd's neck on the street for about nine minutes. At one point Floyd died of suffocation. In response, unprecedented protests across the United States have led many to believe that the history of the country's police department will change dramatically. Meanwhile, Minneapolis city authorities have promised to abolish the police department.
According to CNN, the City Council of Washington DC has unanimously passed an emergency police reform bill. It said police could not use any chemicals, including stun grenades, rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray, on the protesters. The police will not be able to grab anyone by the neck or throat. Initially, the directive will be valid for 90 days. That term can be extended for another 225 days through a second round of voting.
The Phoenix City Police Department has also banned the use of strangulation. On Monday, Democrat lawmakers introduced a bill to reform police in Congress. Floyd's brother will attend a congressional hearing Wednesday.
A federal court in Portland said in a statement Tuesday night that there was evidence that police had fired tear gas at peaceful protesters. The court asked why police fired tear gas at peaceful protesters. The court asked the police to be more aware of the use of tear gas in the future.
A New Jersey police officer and an official from the international courier company FedEx have been fired by their respective organizations for mocking Floyd's death. Police in riot gear storm a rally in New York on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Tuesday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. In cities like Washington DC, New York, Dakar, many people took part in the protests. Massive anti-apartheid protests also took place in the French capital, Paris.