Trump Said That The US Authorities Will Not Abolish The Police, Or Cut Its Funding
The United States authorities will not disband the police or reduce their funding. Donald Trump said this on Monday during a meeting with law enforcement officials at the White House.
"We have excellent law enforcement officers, I am very proud of them. There will be no withdrawal of [police] funding, there will be no abolition of our police. There will be no disbanding of our police force. Our police force allows us to live in peace, we want to make sure that there are no bad actors in its ranks, sometimes you see terrible things, as we have seen recently, but 99% of them are great people," the head of the White House said.
In turn, the Minister of justice-us attorney General William Barr at the same event said that the US authorities are ready to work with law enforcement on the issue of standards of use of force by police. "I know that the police leaders are very interested in clarity and recommendations on the use of force in certain matters, to ensure that standards are in place, to ensure that they [police officers] are trained, to ensure that [standards] are adhered to. We look forward to working with you to do this," Barr said.
Congressional Democrats on Monday introduced a bill aimed at implementing large-scale police reform in response to mass protests in the country. The initiative, in particular, prohibits law enforcement officers from using choking techniques, creates a national database to track police misconduct, and also prohibits in some cases issuing a warrant that allows police to break into a house without warning. The proposed reform increases the responsibility of law enforcement officers, including acts of violence and arbitrariness against suspects.