As lawmakers finalize the details in a broad public safety bill–and in the wake of Derek Chauvin’s 22.5-year prison sentence for the death of George Floyd, there’s been renewed interest in police accountability reform. Nekima Levy-Armstrong with the Racial Justice Network says…

“Our state is really behind in terms of ensuring a more robust system of transparency, accountability and oversight of our police forces. For many years, have been killed at the hands of police.”

Levy-Armstrong says with the conviction and sentencing of Chauvin, the state has taken “baby steps,” but says we still have a long way to go.