TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A law enforcement officer would have to intervene when another officer uses excessive force under a bill unanimously passed by the Florida House.
The measure passed Monday comes amid a national debate on police actions that have resulted in the deaths of African Americans, including George Floyd.
Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer put a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.
The bill was co-sponsored by a white Republican and a Black Democrat.
The bill would set statewide standards for use of force and alternatives to use of force.