President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that sets broad new policing standards for federal law enforcement agencies. The order does not affect state and local police departments but encourages them to follow suit.
Among other things, the order puts into place a police misconduct database, mandates body cameras, limits no-knock warrants, and bans chokeholds unless deadly force is authorized.
“It’s a measure of what we can do together to heal the very soul of this nation to address profound fear and trauma exhaustion, particularly black Americans have experienced for generations and to channel a private pain and public outrage into a rare mark of progress for years to come,” Biden said during a live bill signing ceremony….


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