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'Enough.': Biden signs police reform order on two-year anniversary of George Floyd killing

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Two years after George Floyd’s death sparked nationwide protests, President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order on Wednesday that aims to hold police …
Two years after George Floyd’s death sparked nationwide protests, President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order on Wednesday that aims to hold police accountable for excessive use of force. With the Floyd family present, Biden said that in signing the measure, he sought to “address profound fear and trauma, exhaustion” that Black Americans in particular have experienced and to “channel that private pain and public outrage into a rare mark of progress.”
“The message is clear: enough. Just enough”, Biden said of protests across the nation in the wake of Floyd’s death. Biden’s order requires all federal law-enforcement agencies to limit the use of force, ban the use of chokeholds unless deadly force is authorized, restrict the use of no-knock entry warrants and require the activation of body-worn cameras during arrests and searches, according to senior administration officials who briefed reporters ahead of the announcement. The order also calls for national accreditation standards for policing and the creation of a national database that will include records of officer misconduct.

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