Republican police reform bill 'lacks substance' -Schumer

"This bill lost because it was woefully inadequate," Schumer said.

Democrats, denouncing the measure as irrevocably flawed, blocked a Republican push to move to advance the bill to the next stage.

A month after Geroge Floyd's death in police custody set off weeks of worldwide protests against police brutality, the legislative fight over reform now moves to the House of Representatives, which plans to vote on a more sweeping Democratic bill on Thursday.