Details of measures under consideration by the president have not yet been announced
U.S. President Donald Trump may issue a decree on race issues and police work said spokeswoman Kaylee Mackenani on Wednesday.
“We believe that it is necessary to develop proactive political recipes, be it legislative measures or a presidential decree,” said Mackenani. She refused to clarify the details, noting that the president is still considering various options.
In the meantime, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress are pushing for proposals aimed at reforming the police amid mass protests over the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Democrats in the House of Representatives on Monday launched a large-scale initiative that, inter alia, prohibits the use of asphyxiators, obliges police officers to wear body cameras, and limits the use of fatal force. Senate Republicans said Tuesday they were developing their own proposal.
And about. Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cucinelli declined to elaborate on what measures Trump is considering.
“You will see a set of legislative proposals on which we can work on a bipartisan basis, as the president did in the case of criminal justice reform, and he can issue decrees on his own,” said Cucinelli in an interview with Fox Business Network.
In 2018, Trump signed a bipartisan bill that changed the rules for sentencing and treating prisoners in federal prisons.