Trump To Sign Executive Order To ‘Build Trust’ In Law Enforcement Amid Calls For Reform

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President Trump will sign an executive order that will look to “build trust” in the community amid ongoing protests across for police reforms, the White House announced Monday.

In a pair of tweets, the White House said building trust between law enforcement and the community was a goal going forward.

“Both public safety and public trust are crucial to the law enforcement mission,” the White House said in a tweet Monday evening. “Tomorrow’s Executive Order will uphold clear and high policing standards, promote accountability in law enforcement, and help equip police officers for constructive community engagement.”

The executive order is also intended to reaffirm the value of the police as some groups of people have called to disband or defund law enforcement.

“President @realDonaldTrump stands behind our dedicated law enforcement all the way,” the White House continued. “Tomorrow, he will sign an Executive Order on policing to help law enforcement build trust and effectively serve the community as our first line of defense here at home.”

Fox News reports:

The president took questions from reporters at a Monday roundtable and did not go into the details of the order, but said that it would have “some solutions.”

“The overall goal is we want law and order,” Trump said of the executive order. “It’s about justice also. It’s about safety.”

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According to the White House, Trump’s order will touch on use of force best practices, information sharing to track officers who have repeated complaints against them and federal incentives for police departments to deploy non-police experts on issues like mental health, homelessness and addiction.

Trump also addressed efforts in Congress to pass legislation on criminal justice reform, which appear to have already hit obstacles with Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., saying on CBS Sunday that addressing qualified immunity — a judicial doctrine that often protects officers accused of misconduct from liability — is a “poison pill” for Republicans. Minutes later Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who has led calls to roll back qualified immunity in Congress, said he had received different signals from other Republicans.