"Americans want law and order". 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.
Law enforcement officials and families of people who have been killed by police are expected to be part of the event where Trump will sign the order.
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. Stay tuned for more details in this situation.
Scott said he spoke with Trump about the legislation over the weekend.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday held a hearing on policing, drawing testimony from the nation's leading civil rights and law enforcement leaders.
FILE - Protesters gather at the scene where George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in a hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 26, 2020.
Trump continues to focus on the need for robust policing rather than activists' calls to change police tactics and priorities in many communities.
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The North has a long track record of dialling up pressure on the South when it doesn't get what it wants from the United States. Trump tried to play down the tests as ordinary military exercises that every country performs on a fairly regular basis.
"Tomorrow's Executive Order will uphold clear and high policing standards, promote accountability in law enforcement and help equip police officers for constructive community engagement". "And I will say, we've dealt with all of the various departments and everybody said 'it's time, '" Trump said of the order.
The president said he members of the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Antoine Rose, Jamel Roberson, Atatiana Jefferson, Michael Dean, Darius Tarver, Cameron Lamb, and Everett Palmer.
Democrats in the House of Representatives and Republicans in the Senate are preparing competing packages of policing changes as U.S. politicians seek to respond to mass demonstrations over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans.
Trump reiterated on Tuesday that he opposes calls to "defund the police" by reimagining or even dismantling police departments.
The signing comes amid a backdrop of recent killings of blacks by white police officers - the most recent Friday night when Rayshard Brooks was shot to death at an Atlanta Wendy's - and as Congress deliberates measures that would increase civil rights protections and make police officers more accountable for their actions. Tim Scott of SC, the sole African American Republican in the Senate, has been crafting the GOP legislative package, which will include new restrictions on police chokeholds and greater use of police body cameras, among other provisions.
"Many of the same politicians now presenting themselves as the solution are the same ones who have failed for decades on schools, jobs, justice and crime", Trump said, sounding a campaign theme. Though their proposals share many similar provisions - both would create a national database so officers can not transfer from one department to another without public oversight of their records, for instance - differences remain.