AuthorLahm, Sarah

While comprehensive police reform efforts have stalled in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, other U.S. cities have made significant gains:

Houston, Texas: George Floyd grew up here. At his Houston funeral, the city's mayor, Sylvester Turner, said the local police would no longer be allowed to use chokeholds in the line of duty.

Portland, Oregon: In June, Mayor Ted Wheeler pledged that upwards of $12 million would be reallocated from police and city services budgets and put into programs identified by communities of color. He also expressed interest in other reforms, such as banning chokeholds and limiting police gun use.

San Francisco, California: Mayor London Breed announced in July that around $120 million...

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