The order ties funding through grants from the Federal Government to reform efforts within local police departments. It would also create a database of police misconduct: …to coordinate the sharing of information between and among Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies concerning instances of excessive use of force related to law enforcement matters, accounting for applicable privacy and due process rights (WhiteHouse). Washington Post Reports: … the U.S. attorney general shall allocate discretionary grants “only to those State and local law enforcement agencies that have sought or are in the process of seeking appropriate credentials” from a federally-certified body.It also directs the attorney general to create a national database “concerning instances of excessive use of force related to law enforcement matters, accounting for applicable privacy and due process rights” (WPost).
Well done, Mr. President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2020
WATCH: Ahmaud Arbery's mother Wanda Cooper-Jones had this to say after meeting with President Trump at the White House: “He was very compassionate. He showed major concerns for all families… President Donald J. Trump was very receiving. He listened and he addressed each and every family.”
Posted by Black Voices for Trump on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
🇺🇸 — WATCH: CNN Commentator Van Jones Praises President Trump's executive order on Police Reform.
Posted by Belaaz on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Trump signs police reform executive order in Rose Garden ceremony
By Fox News, June 16, 2020
President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order on law enforcement reform and said “chokeholds will be banned except if an officer’s life is at risk” as the nation reels from the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department and the ensuing unrest — which has sparked calls for changes in policing nationwide as drastic as dismantling entire departments.
The president made comments in the Rose Garden in which he struck a conciliatory tone while also expressing strong support for police before officially signing the order, which he characterized as promoting “the highest professional standards.” He also said, “These standards will be as high and as strong as there is on Earth.”
“We’re united by our desire to ensure peace and dignity and equality for all Americans,” Trump said, noting that he met with the family of Ahmaud Arbery, who died at the hands of two white men earlier this year in a high-profile case in Georgia, and families of other victims of racially-charged violence.
“These are incredible people … and it’s so sad. Many of these families lost their loved ones in deadly interactions with police … All Americans mourn by your side, your loved ones will not have died in vain,” Trump said. “I can promise to fight for justice for all of our people and I gave a commitment to all of those families … We are going to pursue what we said we will be pursuing it, and we will be pursuing it strongly.”
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Sen Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Attorney General William Barr were among a number of dignitaries in attendance at the signing ceremony. There were also representatives from a number of law enforcement organizations present.
According to the White House, Trump’s order touches on use of force best practices, information sharing to track officers who have repeated complaints against them and federal incentives for police departments to deploy non-police experts on issues like mental health, homelessness and addiction.
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