US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a decree regulating the actions of federal authorities to increase the effectiveness of police actions and reduce the unjustified use of force.
The signing of the document, called “Safe Policing for Safe Communities,” took place at the White House Rose Garden in Washington, DC in the presence of law enforcement officials and members of Congress.
The decree was signed amid a wave of protests in the United States over the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis on May 25. A similar document at the level of law is now being prepared in the US Congress.
According to the president, the decree, in particular, provides for the allocation of federal grants and other federal funding to local and regional police forces. In the United States, most police are subordinate to state and municipal governments.
The authorities of many cities in the light of the protests announced the reform of law enforcement agencies and the revision of police training.