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Biden to Sign Policing Order Two Years After George Floyd’s Death

  • Action comes after attempt at legislation stalled in Senate
  • Order would set procedures for federal law enforcement
A George Floyd memorial and mural in Houston, Texas.

A George Floyd memorial and mural in Houston, Texas.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to revise use-of-force policies for federal law enforcement on Wednesday’s two-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

The order would impose new requirements on all federal law-enforcement agencies, including a restriction on no-knock warrants and a ban on choke holds and carotid restraints. It will also require officers to intervene and stop the use of excessive force when they see it. Local police agencies that adopt the policies will be eligible for additional funding, according to senior administration officials.