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Biden Orders Revamp of Policing in Wake of George Floyd’s Death

  • Federal agencies directed to revise use-of-force policies
  • State, local law enforcement encouraged to adopt changes
President Joe Biden signs an executive order to revise use-of-force policies for federal law enforcement in Washington, D.C., on May 25. 

President Joe Biden signs an executive order to revise use-of-force policies for federal law enforcement in Washington, D.C., on May 25. 

Photographer: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden marked the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death by ordering a revamp of police use-of-force practices, with criticism of Republicans for blocking legislation that would have enacted broader changes.

During a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, Biden said the measure would help “address profound fear and trauma exhaustion” that Black Americans have over racial bias in policing.