According to reports, Donald Trump is planning on signing an executive order that will focus on police reform. The initiatives in the order will be focused on creating national standards of use-of-force along with tracking police misconduct.
The news was shared by S. Lee Merritt, who represented families of black men and women who were victims of police brutality like Botham Jean and Antwon Rose. While speaking with PBS, Merritt said he was told the president has plans on meeting with families who were affected by police brutality, and that the order is expected to be signed this Tuesday in an event that features the lawyer himself along with Attorney General William Barr. The order will also push for using mental health officials to be involved alongside police in dealing with folks who are suffering from addiction, homelessness, or mental health issues. Stay tuned for more details in this situation.