POTUS Will Sign New Police Reform Bill to Coincide With 2nd Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder

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.

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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 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.

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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.

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