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Unanimous Approval For Legislation To Combat Police Brutality

John Pemble

This week, the Iowa Legislature unanimously approved a bill to ban most police chokeholds. The legislation also addressed police officer misconduct, and was unanimously approved in each chamber. The Iowa House and Senate moved each of the bills very quickly through the legislative process, and after the final votes, applause erupted.

On this Newsbuzz edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer speaks with Caeona Krivolavy for her reaction to the news as a black Iowan who grew up in the great lakes region of Iowa. You'll also hear from IPR's statehouse reporter Katarina Sostaric.


Caeona Krivolavy, activist from Ames

Katarina Sostaric, IPR statehouse reporter

Jess Rundlett, superintendent of the Iowa State Fair Musuem 

Matt Curtis, owner, Wayne’s Ski and Cycle in Mason City


Cece Mitchell, IPR Studio One Host 

Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River