CARSON CITY, Nev. (WR) — Nevada’s governor has signed into legislation two measures handed by legislators in an emergency session to deal with legal guidelines governing police conduct in gentle of the demise of George Floyd in Minneapolis, who died after an officer pressed a knee to his neck.
Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced Friday that he signed a invoice that bans the usage of chokeholds and requires police to intervene and report fellow officers in the event that they observe unjustified makes use of of drive. The legislation ensures that individuals witnessing an arrest or police interplay have the best to file it.
The Democratic governor additionally signed a measure that partially repealed a 2019 legislation that protects cops accused of misconduct. The brand new measure removes earlier restrictions on the usage of officer testimony in civil circumstances and limiting officers’ capacity to overview proof in opposition to them earlier than testifying in departmental misconduct investigations.