New York City's ban on police restraints reinstated

An appeals court has reinstated a New York City law that prohibits cops from putting pressure on a person's torso while making an arrest, reversing a lower court ruling that labeled the measure as "unconstitutionally vague." The law was passed in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

NJ Gov. Murphy wants all cops to be licensed

New Jersey is considering legislation that would require prospective police officers to fulfill several requirements before being issued a law enforcement license, including undergoing a psychological evaluation and completing post-academy professional training.

NJ state trooper won't face charges for killing Black motorist

A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against New Jersey State Police Sgt. Randall Wetzel, who is white, for fatally shooting Maurice Gordon, a Black motorist, during a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway in 2020. Gordon died two days before the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.