Bargainers say have policing ‘framework,’ but issues remain

  • FILE - In this May 27, 2021, file photo Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., arrives as senators go to the chamber for votes ahead of the approaching Memorial Day recess, at the Capitol in Washington. Congressional bargainers are likely to blow past their latest deadline without completing a bipartisan deal for overhauling police practices, three people familiar with the talks said Thursday, June 24, 13 months after George Floyd’s killing and with the shadow of next year’s elections lengthening over Congress’ work. Despite a “June or bust” goal set by chief GOP negotiator Scott, the Senate was expected to leave town for a two-week recess after Thursday’s session without a final compromise, according to two Democratic aides who described the status of talks on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON — Congressional bargainers said Thursday they’ve agreed to a bipartisan framework for overhauling policing procedures, producing an upbeat but barebones statement that provided no details, conceded that disagreements remained and left uncertain their prospects for crafting a compromise that has eluded them for a year.

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