President Says He’ll Pursue Police Use-of-Force Standard
DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will pursue an executive order to encourage police departments to meet “the most current professional standards for the use of force.”
He is also accusing Democrats of broadly branding police as the problem.
Trump is defending his calls on governors and mayors to aggressively quell violent protests, boasting that, “We’re dominating the street with compassion.”
The president offered few details about the yet-to-be-formalized order during a discussion on race relations and policing before a friendly audience in Dallas, but it amounts to his first concrete proposal for police reform in response to the national outcry following the death of George Floyd.