Dem infighting threatens policing package

Lingering disputes between House Democrats have once again threatened action on a series of public safety bills this summer, creating headaches for Democratic leaders while highlighting sharp divisions within the party less than three months ahead of the midterm elections.


The clash pits Democrats facing tough reelection contests in November — “frontliners” who want to vote quickly to bolster the nation’s law-enforcement agencies and defuse GOP attacks about Democrats being soft on crime — against liberals demanding stronger accountability measures aimed at curbing police abuses.