Read: Trump executive order on safe policing for safe communities

Read: Trump executive order on safe policing for safe communities
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE on Tuesday signed an executive order on police reform amid a broad national debate sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has itself led to heightened calls to address racial justice issues in the United States.

The executive order released following the president’s remarks instructs the Justice Department to allocate discretionary grant funding to police departments that are certified by federally approved bodies in police training and de-escalation techniques.

In order to receive the funding, state and local law enforcement agencies would need to certify that their policies prohibit the use of chokeholds except in situations where use of deadly force is permitted by law.

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