Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd’s death
WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to improve accountability in policing.
It’s a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety with a deadlocked Congress.
Most of the order issued Wednesday is focused on federal law enforcement agencies — for example, requiring them to review and revise policies on use of force. It will also create a database to help track officer misconduct.
The administration cannot require local police departments to participate in the database, which is intended to prevent problem officers from job-hopping.
The order also restricts the flow of surplus military equipment to local police.