Senator Nick Collins Issues a Statement re: Police Reform Bill

After a marathon session of debate, the state senate passed a police reform bill early Tuesday morning.

That vote came in just after 4 a.m. with a 30-7 approval.

The bill would ban police from using chokeholds, create an independent oversight board, and certify officers. Additionally, guidelines will be created for use of force and also requires police to intervene if excessive force is used by another officer.  It also clarifies the use of qualified immunity, which protects government employees from legal claims.

Senator Nick Collins voted against the bill and has released the following statement:

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