Lawmakers punt deadline for policing talks

Legislators negotiating a deal on police reform have set a deadline for late June and plans to continue talking about the Senate’s hiatus, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Previously, some legislators had set Thursday as the deadline for a compromise. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), The senior Republican negotiator in the Senate, recently said that he wants “something that tells me not to waste my time” by the end of the week.

But lawmakers are still struggling to fill the gap on important issues such as restricting the use of force. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Tabled a proposal that would entail criminal penalties for the use of excessive force, but law enforcement groups and some Republicans prefer an existing, looser standard.

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