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Biden signs policing order on George Floyd anniversary

May 26, 2022

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order on policing on the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death.

Most of the order is focused on federal law enforcement agencies — for example, requiring them to review and revise policies on the use of force. It will also create a database to help track officer misconduct.

The administration cannot require local police departments to participate in the database, which is intended to prevent problem officers from hopping from job to job. But officials are looking for ways to use federal funding to encourage their cooperation.

The order will also restrict the flow of surplus military equipment to local police.

Attorneys Ben Crump, Antonio Romanucci and Jeff storms released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

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