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Lawmakers call for legislation to force federal officers to identify themselves

Democratic lawmakers are calling for legislation forcing federal law enforcement officers in uniform to clearly identify which department they represent.

The potential legislation comes amid rising concerns from Democrats after officers were seen without any identifying labels on their uniforms as they policed protests in Washington, D.C.

Protests have erupted nationwide over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis.


“Unacceptable for uniformed federal officers policing constitutionally-protected assemblies to refuse to identify themselves to people who pay their salaries. Denying accountability to the public they serve ensures abuses. I'm working on legislation to stop this,” Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) tweeted Wednesday.

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