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Iowa lawmakers unanimously OK bill limiting police actions

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:20:40-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has swiftly passed a bill that responds to the demands of protesters marching against racial injustice, including restrictions on officers using choke holds and making it more difficult for problem officers to move to other departments.

The bill surfaced Thursday and was debated simultaneously in the House and Senate before passing both chambers unanimously.

Gov. Kim Reynolds watched the debate and vote in the House and then watched the Senate finish debate and vote.