In response to the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump has announced that he has signed an executive order for “public trust” between communities across America and our law enforcement.
The executive order is titled “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.”
“Both public safety and public trust are crucial to the law enforcement mission,” the White House tweeted on Monday evening. “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.”
During a roundtable event on Monday, President Trump answered questions from reporters.
“The overall goal is we want law and order,” President Trump said about the executive order. “It’s about justice also. It’s about safety.”
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According to the White House, Trump’s order will touch on use of force best practices, information sharing to track officers who have repeated complaints against them and federal incentives for police departments to deploy non-police experts on issues like mental health, homelessness and addiction.
Trump also addressed efforts in Congress to pass legislation on criminal justice reform, which appear to have already hit obstacles with Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., saying on CBS Sunday that addressing qualified immunity — a judicial doctrine that often protects officers accused of misconduct from liability — is a “poison pill” for Republicans. Minutes later Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who has led calls to roll back qualified immunity in Congress, said he had received different signals from other Republicans.
On Monday night, the White House Twitter account also noted, “President @realDonaldTrump stands behind our dedicated law enforcement all the way. Tomorrow, he will sign an Executive Order on policing to help law enforcement build trust and effectively serve the community as our first line of defense here at home.”
The Trump Administration’s action towards our law enforcement is much different than the Democrats’ plan which is to “Defund the Police.”
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