The US President Donald trump has signed a decree on police reform amid mass protests in the country after the murder by police of an African-American George Floyd. On 16 June, according to the Associated Press.
In accordance with order trump will be created a database that police will track complaints of excessive use of force by police officers. As noted by the AP, many of the officers who were involved in incidents with a fatal outcome, have a long history of complaints, including Derek suture – COP from Minneapolis, who was accused of murder during the death of Floyd.
The order also gives police departments a financial incentive to implement best practices and promoting programmes of joint response, in which social workers join the police when they respond to nonviolent calls related to mental health, addiction and homelessness.
During the signing ceremony, trump said that the order also prohibits the use of suffocating techniques, except when an officer’s life is threatened. It was during this reception and killed Floyd. However, as noted by the AP, in fact, the order instructs the U.S. Department of justice to push local police departments to cooperate with a “credible, independent body to check the powers” whose policies on the use of force prohibit choke holds.
Speaker of the house of representatives of the Democratic chamber, Nancy Pelosi said that the order “is sadly and seriously does not match what is needed to combat the epidemic of racial injustice and police brutality that kills hundreds of black Americans”, the Agency said.
Protests in the US over the death of Floyd lasts from the end of may, when, during police detention in Minneapolis one of the police officers almost 10 minutes, I crushed his neck with his knee to the ground. According to the examination, Floyd died of strangulation.
The patrol suspected Floyd that he paid with a fake $ 20 bill. After the death of African Americans across the country began protests.
On may 29, police officer Derek Shovina, who used a rear naked choke against Floyd, was arrested. 3 Jun charges forward and his three colleagueswho participated in the arrest.
Because of the unrest, the authorities took the decision to bring the national guard to suppress protests in several cities.
In clashes in nine States, killed 11 people, among them – both police and demonstrators.