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Senate Criminal Justice Committee Chairman Randolph Bracy said the measure is something future legislatures could build on. Courtesy photo. Senate Criminal Justice Committee Chairman Randolph Bracy said the measure is something future legislatures could build on. Courtesy photo.

With several Black lawmakers heralding what they described as a starting point to improve community interactions with police, the Florida Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that includes new use-of-force training requirements for officers.

The measure (HB 7051) moved swiftly through the Legislature after it was filed in the House about two weeks ago. After unanimous votes in the Senate and House, the bill is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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