Trump to unveil police reforms executive order as US unrest lingers after George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks deaths – The Sun

DONALD Trump is set to unveil a police reforms executive order as unrest lingers across the United States after the death of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks.

The president is set to take action on Tuesday, senior administration officials told the Washington Post.

The outlet reported that the plan would provide new federal funding incentives for local police department's to give them more training on the use of force, while also strengthening the national database to track misconduct.

The officials also told the Post that Trump's proposed approach would leverage federal grant money to encourage departments to enhance training and certification around a set of "best practices."

They explained that local departments who go forward with the training would be prioritized for grant funding.

"You don't necessarily have to demonize them or withdraw funds," a senior administration official told the outlet.

The president's potential executive order has arrived while the country is in uproar over the death of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks.

Both men died after having interactions with cops.

Following their deaths, America has erupted in protests with demonstrations demanding that the country's police forces are defunded and even abolished.

"The overall goal is we want law and order, and we want it done fairly, justly — we want it done safely," Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday.

"It's about law and order, but it’s about justice, also."

However, aides told the Post that the new action is the result of months of deliberation by a policing commission that the president established in late December – months before the unrest erupted.

Another administration official said that Trump felt compelled to act to "turn the anger in the country now into action and hopefully bring some unification and some healing."

The official also said that Trump intends to use a White House event on Tuesday to call on Congress to pass legislative reforms.

Source: Read Full Article