Wisconsin Governor Calls Session On Police Reform


Shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin that left a 29 year old black man paralyzed. The GOP led Wisconsin Legislature meets today to address policing policies. W. W. M. Smarty Michaelson says Democratic Governor Tony Evers proposed changes earlier this summer. Governor. Evers unveiled the legislation in June following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. It includes bands on choke holds and other uses of police force, but the Republican controlled legislature ignored the measures. Last week, Evers called on lawmakers again following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. Asking for a special session to take up the bills. GOP State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he will gavel lawmakers into session, but he says it could take months to work through the legislation and plans to include Republican backed measures in the package as well. For NPR News. I'm Marty Michaelson in Milwaukee. Polls show public

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