Wisconsin police departments would have to post their use-of-force policies online under a series of bills passed in the state Senate. Senators approved the first police reform bills since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last year. Activists have been pushing for change ever since. The five bills passed Tuesday would require the Wisconsin Department of Justice to collect data on use-of-force incidents and produce an annual report. It would also require police to share personnel files during the hiring process and have police oversight commissions in Milwaukee and Madison include union representatives. The package of bills now goes to the Assembly. Republican Senator Van Wanggaard and Democrat Lena Taylor say more legislation on the topic is coming.

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