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CEOs of America's large firms push for police reform

Amid the protests over the killing of George Floyd in police custody, business leaders are under extraordinary pressure from the public and their own employees to take concrete action to combat systemic racism beyond their pledges on social media. Foto: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

WASHINGTON - After weeks of professing support for racial justice, corporate America is wading into the debate over policing reform, calling on Congress to pass bipartisan policing restructuring before the August recess and endorsing a ban on chokeholds except when deadly force is authorized, a national police misconduct registry, and other changes.

The recommendations from the Business Roundtable, which represents the chief executives of 193 large companies, arrive as Republicans and Democrats are at a faceoff over competing bills for police reform...

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