President Joe Biden will overcome Republican resistance and sign an executive order on police reform, expected to be published as early as Wednesday, the anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd.
The order, the Justice Department’s first policy change regarding the use of force since 2004, is contained in a memo issued Friday by Attorney General Merrick Garland. The President’s executive order is also expected to extend the policy to other federal law enforcement agencies beyond the Justice Department. It is expected to build on the bottlenecks and restraining ban reforms by applying the rules that currently apply to the DOJ and extending them to other federal law enforcement agencies.
The DOJ has also expanded the use of body-worn cameras and will also ask its officers and law enforcement officers to intervene and provide aid if they see another officer using excessive force against one person was arrested, a major policy change that comes along with a series of police reform measures that the Biden administration is expected to announce in the coming days.
President Biden is expected to sign an executive order on police reform tomorrow, and the day marks the second year since the murder of George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/tCErBkPLgv
– philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 24, 2022
President Biden had intended more sweeping police reform through legislation but was thwarted by the Republican opposition in Congress. The executive order is limited, but is expected to encourage state and local law enforcement to meet state minimum training and certification standards.
Biden will sign an executive order on police reform. It will include banning Do Not Knock and Hold Choke Orders pic.twitter.com/SGPw9XiUfk
– Michele🌻🇺🇦 SaveUkraine🇺🇦🆘🌻 (@RadarResist) May 24, 2022
The new policy, issued to Department of Justice agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the US Police Department and the FBI, will go into effect in July.
We need to fund police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities.
That’s why we designed the Rescue American Plan not only to defeat the pandemic and rebuild our economy – but also to restore public safety.
– President Biden (@POTUS) May 13, 2022
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