AP Congressional Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats said Tuesday the Republican policing bill is "not salvageable," as they demand negotiations on a new, more bipartisan package with more extensive law enforcement changes and accountability in response to the killing of Black Americans.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer signaled the Democrats intend to block the GOP package, which Democrats say does not go far enough to meet the moment that has galvanized the nation with massive demonstrations over police procedures.
"We don't need to study the problem of police misconduct and violence, we need to solve it," Schumer said on the Senate floor.
The Democratic opposition is being backed by the nation's leading civil rights organizations and the lawye