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Police brutality in Texas

Texas cities took quick actions after George Floyd's death. Advocates doubt they'll have a big impact.

As protests erupted in major Texas cities, local officials announced policy changes to reform policing. Advocates doubt the quickly cast votes and signed orders will have a real effect.

Law enforcement personnel stand guard in front of the El Paso Police Department headquarters building as protesters gathered nearby during a protest over the death of George Floyd on May 31, 2020.

“What we’re seeing is police departments or mayors, with the stroke of a pen, trying to make quick-hit changes.”

— Nicole Austin-Hillery, Human Rights Watch

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