Source: The White House (Information and Press Release):
United States: President Donald Trump signed on Tuesday, May 16th, 2020 an executive order on policing.
President Donald Trump signed the executive order during a press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House.
President Donald Trump spoke during the press conference, saying that he met with the families who lost loved ones as the result of deadly police action, promising they would not die in vain.
President Donald Trump said he will sign an executive order, which would establish a database that tracks police officers who garner complaints about excessive use of force in their records, and would also establish a national credentialing system that would give police departments a financial incentive to adopt best practices.
President Donald Trump said chokeholds will be banned except when an officer’s life is at risk.
The executive order comes as some activists’ are calling for the defunding of the police, which President Donald Trump and the White House have soundly rejected, arguing more resources are needed, not less.
“We will have reform without undermining our many great and talented law enforcement officers,” said President Donald Trump adding “We’re going to have some solutions, I think some good solutions and some of it is, you know, it’s about great people. We need great people in our police departments and we have mostly great people. I would say that. I would say that with certainty, we have mostly great people. I know so many of them, law enforcement. But we will do better, even better, and we’re going to try to do it fast,” said President Donald Trump.
At the end of the briefing,
President Donald Trump called forward law enforcement in attendance at the briefing in the as he signed the executive order.
President Donald Trump said the executive order will be drafted with the input and suggestions from “different groups, particularly the sheriffs” and the Attorney General.