Debate on historic police reform bill tabled until Friday

Debate on historic police reform bill tabled until Friday

BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate debated dozens of amendments in a police reform bill Thursday but they’re holding off on voting until Friday.

Among the amendments discussed includes the creation of a police certification for officers across Massachusetts.

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Other amendments include provisions for stress management and mental health services for officers. Also, the creation of a medically supervised site for drug use.

The bill is a response to protests against police brutality and racial violence sparked by the murder of George Floyd.

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