US President signs executive order on police reform

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order on police reform, following weeks of protest and unrest.

Demonstrations have been held around the country for three weeks, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

Trump has now finally offered a policy response to the calls for racial justice, signing the executive order at a White House ceremony yesterday.


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“Americans want law and order, they demand law and order,” he said before signing it.

It will see social workers and mental health professionals sent on some police calls, particularly in response to cases involving drug addiction and homelessness.

While choke holds will also be banned, except in extreme circumstances.

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