Poll: Large Majorities Of Americans Support Police Reforms

Poll: Large Majorities Of Americans Support Police Reforms
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Democratic lawmakers, Republican lawmakers, and the White House are all preparing proposals to address reforms in policing amid the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

According to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday, large majorities of Americans support the Democratic proposals released this week:

• 82% of Americans want to ban police from using chokeholds (including 7 in 10 Republicans)

• 83% want to ban racial profiling (including 7 in 10 Republicans)

• 92% want federal police to be required to wear body cameras (including 9 in 10 Republicans)

• 89% of Americans want to require police to give the people they stop their name, badge number and reason for the stop

• 91% support allowing independent investigations of police departments that show patterns of misconduct (including 9 in 10 Republicans)

• 75% support allowing victims of police misconduct to sue police departments for damages. (including 6 in 10 Republicans)

• 76% support reallocating police budgets into better officer training, local programs for homelessness, mental health assistance and domestic violence

Read more at Reuters.