Kamala Harris was one of the lawmakers to unveil Justice in Policing Act of 2020, a police reform proposal drafted after the death of George Floyd.
Harris also spoke about the reforms she had been working on to curb systemic racism in the country. Politico reported on Aug. 28, 2020, that Harris was the one who had arranged a meeting between the Movement for Black Lives and the Congressional Black Caucus to present the BREATHE Act, a four-part proposal, named after the phrase uttered by Black men Eric Garner and George Floyd while in police chokeholds. The act aims to redirect federal funds away from police, prisons, and other parts of the criminal justice system and into underserved communities of color. She was also one of the lawmakers who unveiled the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 in June. The bill forces federal police to use body and dashboard cameras, ban chokeholds, eliminate unannounced police raids known as “no-knock warrants”, make it easier to hold police liable for civil rights violations, and calls for federal funds to be withheld from local police forces who do not make similar reforms, the BBC reported.