Washington D.C : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing police officer to adopt “the highest professional standards to serve their communities” amid increasing pressures and nationwide protests over the Police custodian death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans .
Speaking from the White House Rose Garden , the President said he met privately with several families of those killed in Police interactions , including family members of Ahmaud Arbery ,Botham Jean , Antwon Rose and Michael Dean, before the event.
Trump said in a massage to those families , who were not in attendance “All Americans mourn by your side , your love once will not have died in vain. Reducing crime and raising standards are not opposite goals”
He added “I could never imagine your pain or the depth of your anguish , but I can promise to fight for justice for all of our people”
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Donald Trump said that order will use grants to help departments meet certification standards on the use of force ,create a national database on excessive force complaints ,and encourage the involvement of mental health professionals when responding to nonviolent cases , like addiction, homelessness and mental illness.
The President also said the order would prioritize grants to police departments to certify that they meet certain standards , and those standards would include a ban on choke holds except with an officer’s life at risk.
The goal of the executive order is to take action without restricting the ability of Police to do their jobs.