Trump says he will sign police reform executive order on Tuesday

Reuters

Posted at Jun 16 2020 05:06 AM

Trump says he will sign police reform executive order on Tuesday 1
US President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable discussion on "America's seniors" in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, US, June 15, 2020. Leah Millis, Reuters

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said on Monday he will sign an executive order on police reform and hold a news conference on Tuesday, after several weeks of nationwide protests sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

In comments to reporters, Trump also said the shooting by police of a black man in Atlanta was a terrible situation and very disturbing.

An Atlanta police officer was fired and the police chief resigned after the killing of Rayshard Brooks on Friday night.

No details on Trump's executive order on police reform have been released. Democrats and Republicans in Congress are working on separate proposals on the issue.