The measure also calls for certification bodies to train officers on de-escalation techniques and use of force standards.
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Trump and Republicans in Congress have been rushing to respond to the mass demonstrations against police brutality and racial prejudice that have raged for weeks across the country in response to the deaths of Floyd and other black Americans. The official named police departments in Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Ferguson.
"Law and order must be restored nationwide", the president said, adding that the penalty will be "very grave" for individuals who riot as well as engaging in looting, arson, and vandalism.
"Reducing crime and raising standards are not opposite goals", he said before signing the order, flanked by police officials.
"Unless my formula is tampered with, we will soon be in a stronger position than we were before the plague came in from China", the president said. Tim Scott of SC, the sole African American Republican in the Senate, has been crafting the GOP legislative package, which will include new restrictions on police chokeholds and greater use of police body cameras, among other provisions.
Trump told reporters during a roundtable on "Fighting for America's Seniors" that he would "save" revealing all the details of the executive order for a Rose Garden event on Tuesday where he will be joined by Attorney General Bill Barr.
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Police with riot shields advance to detain protesters for blocking traffic on a freeway during a protest over the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta, Ga., on June 13, 2020. Republicans, meanwhile, are pushing to reduce job protections for members of law enforcement unions.
-Kristen Clarke, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under LawVanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said in a statement that while the order "takes some steps forward, it is an inadequate response to a nation demanding sweeping, bold action".
While Trump hailed his efforts as "historic", Democrats and other critics said he didn't go almost far enough.
The Democrat-led House of Representatives is expected to vote sometime this month on its own package that includes a contentious provision that would make it easier to file civil lawsuits against officers.
Scott, who said he spoke with Trump about the legislation over the weekend, warned Monday that delaying voting until later this summer would be a "bad decision".
With the political debate fluid, it is unclear whether the parties will be able to find common ground. Though their proposals share many similar provisions - both would create a national database so officers can not transfer from one department to another without public oversight of their records, for instance - differences remain.
Democrats want to allow victims of misconduct and their families to sue police, an idea that Republicans oppose. As an alternative, Scott has suggested a "decertification" process for officers involved in misconduct.