Nekima Levy Armstrong on passage of police accountability bill

Nekima Levy Armstrong
Nekima Levy Armstrong speaks at a news conference outside City Hall in Minneapolis, Thursday, June 11.
Jim Mone | AP Photo

Gov. Tim Walz is calling the police reform package passed by state lawmakers earlier this week a step in the right direction. It bans the type of chokehold used on George Floyd, steps up training for officers and enhances disciplinary procedures for police misconduct. But many Democrats and activists say the bill does not go far enough.

For more, MPR News host Cathy Wurzer talked to civil rights attorney and activist Nekima Levy Armstrong, who long has been on the front lines of calls for police accountability.

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