Trump has signed a decree on police reform after a wave of protests

Трамп подписал указ о реформе полиции после волны протестов

The US President Donald trump on Tuesday signed a decree aimed at reforming the police and reducing the risk of unlawful actions of its employees during operations, reports CNN. “Our police will act according to the highest world standards”, – said the American President at the signing ceremony of the decree in the White house.

However, he warned that he did not agree that the US police should be deprived of funding. “Americans need a strong police force,” he said. The President added that in recent years the police managed to significantly reduce crime in the country, reports “Interfax”.

Donald trump also stressed that he will not allow repetition of the riots that occurred during recent protests against the police action. “I am ready to work with Congress to take additional measures,” – said the President of the United States.

According to trump, “without a police force chaos reigns”. However, he assured that the reform aims to any American feel safe, regardless of race, colour or creed.

The President added that the country is actively developing the new effective, but do not pose a serious threat to the life of the weapon. It is expected that police will be able to use it during certain operations, not to put the lives of the detainees excessive danger.

According to representatives of the White house, the document suggests the creation of a database to track misconduct by the police, and the use of Federal grants to encourage police departments for their compliance with standards related to the use of force during the arrest.

In addition, the order aims to promote the work together with the police to the social workers and psychologists in the case of challenges when it comes to the homeless, people with mental disorders, drug or alcohol addiction.

However, according to the representative of the White house, the decree also provides practice of recruitment to the police from local communities. “The purpose of this is to bring together the police with the communities,” explained a senior official.

A White house spokesman had previously indicated that the document was developed after consultation with law enforcement and family members of those who died as a result of the actions of the guards. With relatives of the victims at the hands of the police met Donald trump. However, the audience he came not with them, and accompanied by security forces.

Protests in the United States do not cease for almost a month. The reason for them was the death of 46-year-old African American George Floyd. He was detained by police on may 25 in Minneapolis (Minnesota). In this white police officer Derek Chauvin pressed on the man’s neck with his knee. The guards a few minutes choked a detainee, even though Floyd was handcuffed, did not resist and said that he could not breathe. The witnesses also asked the security forces not to show excessive brutality, but all was in vain.

Soon after, the detained African American died at the hospital and the video of the arrest hit the Internet, triggering a wave of indignation in society. The four officers who detained Floyd, was fired on may 26, and the suture was arrested. But a wave of protest that did not stop.

Official forensic medical examination in the County of Hennepin (Minnesota) recognized that the black death was a homicide. The County report says that Floyd has been “stop cardio-pulmonary activities as a result of strangulation” by law enforcement officials.

On may 27 in Minnesota began street performing under the slogan “Black Lives Matter” (“black Lives matter”). During the protests was burnt down police station, which had to evacuate employees of law enforcement bodies. In Minneapolis sent troops of the national guard, there was declared a state of emergency, and in some States that supported the protests, a curfew was imposed. In particular, the ban on leaving the house at night in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington. Thousands of people were arrested in several days of protests.

The President of the United States Donald trump had some time to hide in an underground bunker, and in clashes with protesters near the White house, was reported to have suffered more than 50 employees of the Secret service.

1 Jun Donald trump has urged governors to quell the unrest, using the National guard. At the same protesters, the President called terrorists. “Someone throws a stone – it’s like shooting a pistol. You have to punish (for that), instructed the trump of governors. – You have to arrest people, you have to hunt down people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years, and you’ll never see this stuff again.”

Some governors entered into polemics with the President and even suggested that he engaged in incitement.

On 4 June it became known that Donald trump intends to use the army to suppress the protests. However, this was opposed by the U.S. Secretary of defense mark Esper.


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