police reform

Sarah Gamard / LSU Manship School News Service

 On Thursday, state senators quietly granted final legislative approval on a measure establishing a task force to study policing practices and excessive uses of force against people of color. 

The results of the study will lay the groundwork for broader police reform legislation next year.

Trey Couvillion / LSU Manship School News Service

With Tropical Storm Cristobal in the rearview, Gov. John Bel Edwards spent most of his Monday press conference discussing the state’s ongoing fight against COVID-19 and widespread protests against police violence following the death of George Floyd.