NC police reform package approved by Senate committee

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A state Senate committee has advanced a criminal justice reform package focused on targeting insubordinate and overly aggressive officers while giving more mental health assistance to police and deputies.

The measure approved Tuesday attempts to pinpoint misbehaving officers and prevent misconduct from others that could result in injury or death.

The bill contains a few proposals from a task force created by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to address racial inequities in the state’s justice system. But most will be left out.

Legislative Democrats held a news conference earlier Tuesday promoting their criminal justice bills and urged Republicans to embrace them.

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