President Trump plans to announce an executive order addressing police reform on Tuesday amid growing calls for action in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
The order will prioritize discretionary grants for police departments that are certified by bodies that train officers on de-escalation techniques and use of force standards, a second official said, including policies that prohibit chokeholds except in situations where deadly force is allowed by law.
“The goal of this is to bring police closer together with the communities,” a senior administration official told reporters on a background call organized by the White House. “We’re not looking to defund the police, we’re looking to invest more and incentivize best practices.”
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