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Biden signs a decree to reform the Police in the US two years after the death of George Floyd

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According to the US president , it is the “most important police reform in decades”.

Two years after the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, Joe Biden signed this Wednesday the executive order that reforms police forces and criminal justice practices in the United States “to promote trust and public safety.”

The decree enacts “the most important police reform in decades”, as expressed by the US president on his Twitter account. “I have gotten to know George Floyd’s family over the years and promised them that his name would not become just a ‘hashtag,'” he wrote.

The executive order provides for the creation of a national database to promote law enforcement accountability and requires all federal officers to wear and have body cameras activated while performing their job duties.

The new regulation also prohibits the use of choke keys, restricts the use of force during arrests and entry into private property without prior notice to promote de-escalation, as well as introduces the use of new tools to select and evaluate agents.

  • George Floyd, 46, died in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 when police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes while ignoring his complaints that he was not I could breathe. The officer was responding to the incident involving an attempt to pay with a counterfeit $20 bill at a nearby store along with three other officers.
  • The death of Floyd reignited the condemnation of racism and police brutality and sparked massive protests across the country, which led to riots, looting and destruction.
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