The decree provides for the possibility of obtaining grants by police, while protesters demanded to cut police funding.
US President Donald Trump signed a decree on reform of the US police service amid a protest against police violence against black Americans. The signing ceremony took place in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday, June 16th.
“I am signing a decree today that will encourage police departments across the country to adopt high professional standards of service for our communities,” Trump said and added that he’s striving to “ensure the safety of Americans of any race, religion, color and faith.”
Trump added that Americans demand law and order. In this regard, he welcomed the efforts of law enforcement officers to localize violent manifestations during the last wave of protests.
“Without police, chaos sets in,” the US president said.
Now in the United States will create a database of law enforcement officers who used excessive force. Police departments are also encouraged to comply with updated standards for the use of force; intensify the exchange of information; engage social workers to resolve non-violent crime situations.
Finally, the presidential decree provides for the granting of grants to police structures that have expressed their willingness to improve their work. Note that the protesters advocated, in particular, for cutting funding for law enforcement agencies and redirecting funds to education and the social sphere.
Recall that earlier in Atlanta the cop was fired due to a deadly incident with a black man. The second police officer who participated in the detention of Reichard Brooks, suspended from operational work.