Senate Republicans unveiled a police reform bill on Wednesday that aims to change policing procedures and beef up accountability, the latest effort by Congress to overhaul policing in response to nationwide protest and pressure following the death of George Floyd three weeks ago.
Trump Signs Executive Order On Police Reform
President Trump signed an executive order on police reform, titled “Safe Policing for Safe Communities,” on Tuesday that directs police departments across the country to adopt new standards for the use of force, following weeks of national unrest in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody last month.
NYPD Disbands Plainclothes Anti-Crime Units
The New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Dermot Shea announced on Monday that the NYPD will disband its anti-crime units and will be reassign those officers into a “variety of assignments including detective bureaus, neighborhood policing, and other assignments” effective immediately.
Trump To Sign ‘Pretty Comprehensive’ Police Reform Executive Order Tuesday
President Trump announced that he will sign a “pretty comprehensive” executive order addressing police reform on Tuesday amid growing calls from protestors across the nation for action to reform the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Democrats Unveil Sweeping Police Reform Proposals
House and Senate Democrats unveiled a comprehensive sweeping national proposed package Monday morning aimed at police reforms in response to protests over the death of George Floyd that seeks to hold police departments accountable, end the use of police chokeholds, create a national database to track officers with record of misconduct, and outline ways for law enforcement to change their tactics across the country.