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

May 25, 2022, 9:46 PM

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.

“The message is clear: enough,” he said before signing the order. “I promised the Floyd family among others, George’s name is not just going to be a hashtag.”

The measure directs federal law enforcement agencies to revise their ...