Trump Takes Control of Debate on Police Reform

President Trump on Tuesday is expected to sign an executive order on law enforcement reform in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an event that tipped off weeks of protests, as the nation grapples with racial disparities in policing and the criminal justice system that have spurred calls as drastic as the dismantling of entire police departments.

The president will deliver remarks in the Rose Garden and sign the order, which is titled “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.” The event is scheduled for noon.

“Both public safety and public trust are crucial to the law enforcement mission,” the White House said in a tweet Monday night. “Tomorrow’s Executive Order will uphold clear and high policing standards, promote accountability in law enforcement, and help equip police officers for constructive community engagement.”

The president took questions from reporters at a Monday roundtable and did not go into the details of the order, but said that it would have “some solutions.”

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