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Botham Jean Act Passed in Texas House of Representatives

The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday called the “Botham Jean Act”, named after the young Saint Lucian,  who was killed in his apartment by an off-duty officer in 2018.

The legislation would require an officers’ body-worn camera to be activated for the entirety of an investigation that involves them.

The bill’s sponsor, Texas Rep. Carl O. Sherman (D) said in a statement that the new legislation is focused on “systemic accountability” in policing and added that it was a “watershed’ moment to see the bipartisan support of the bill.

The bill named “929” to honor Bo’s birthday will now head to the state Senate.

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