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Republicans Strike Down Democratic Police Budget Amendments

LANSING, Mich., April 28, 2022 — Yesterday, during the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, Democrats offered several amendments that were subsequently voted down by Republicans. The amendments would have provided funding for police bias and de-escalation training, required officers to undergo annual psychological evaluations, and created a registry to track officers guilty of misconduct or improper use of force.

“Too often, police officers face zero accountability for their misconduct,” said state Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit), a former law enforcement officer. “Bad officers fired from o...


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