Trump Signs Executive Order on Police Reform

Actually, the order instructs the Justice Department to push local police departments to be certified by a "reputable independent credentialing body" with use-of-force policies that prohibit the use of chokeholds, except when the use of deadly force is allowed by law.

His executive order encourages de-escalation training, better recruitment, sharing of data on police who have bad records, and money to support police in complicated duties related to people with mental or drug issues. But nobody wants to get rid of them more than the overwhelming number of really good and great police officers.

Scott said he spoke with Trump about the legislation over the weekend.

Kyle Kondik, an analyst at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, said the president and Congress are responding to "some real measurable shifts in public opinion about police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement".

According to reports, Donald Trump is planning on signing an executive order that will focus on police reform. "They demand law and order", he said.

Ahead of Tuesday's announcement - cities across the country are taking their own action when it comes to policing reform - including in NY.

"Certainly we can add on to what we do by the work that's being done in the House and in the Senate", Trump said. "I can not imagine your pain or the depth of your anguish, but I will fight for justice".

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday held a hearing on policing, drawing testimony from the nation's leading civil rights and law enforcement leaders.

After adopting a hardline "law and order" stance amid a national outpouring of anger following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Trump has been encouraged by advisers to address issues of excessive police force.

Floyd's was the latest case to spark outrage at the use of force by police, especially against African Americans.

Police with riot shields advance to detain protesters for blocking traffic on a freeway during a protest over the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta, Ga., on June 13, 2020. Despite issuing a call for unity, he used his Rose Garden address on Tuesday to criticize former President Barack Obama, the first black US president, for his record on police reforms.

Civil Rights lawyer S. Lee Merritt said that the president's order will 'acknowledge systemic racism in policing'.

"While the president has finally acknowledged the need for policing reform, one modest executive order will not make up for his years of inflammatory rhetoric and policies created to roll back the progress made in previous years", said Schumer.

US President Donald Trump has signed an order aimed at improving police practices, saying "Americans want law and order".

The White House action came as Democrats and Republicans in Congress have been rolling out their own packages of policing changes. Sen.

Trump is standing by what is known as the qualified immunity doctrine.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declared that Republicans are developing "a serious proposal to reform law enforcement".


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