Trump To Sign Executive Order On Police Reform

PBS NewsHour reports:

President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that will lay out several new initiatives focused on police reform, including the creation of national standards for use-of-force as well as tracking police misconduct, according to a civil rights lawyer who plans to be at the signing and testify before the Senate this week.

S. Lee Merritt, an attorney who represents a number of black families whose loved ones — including Antwon Rose and Botham Jean — have been killed by police officers, shared the details of the plans with the PBS NewsHour on Sunday after speaking with White House officials.

The president is expected to sign the executive order Tuesday during a Rose Garden event featuring Merritt and Attorney General William Barr, the lawyer said.