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Bill Would Prohibit Tear Gas Use By Police

A bill cosponsored by 10 Democratic state representatives and introduced June 25 in the Michigan House would prohibit police from using tear gas to break up riots.

House Bill 5925 would create a new law called the “Tear Gas Prohibition Act” and was referred to a committee.

On June 1, MLive posted a video on YouTube showing a man documenting on video five Grand Rapids police vehicles that were set on fire. The video also shows rioters running away from tear gas shot by police.

Media reports state the May 30 riots in Grand Rapids cost residents and businesses more than $2.4 million.

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