POLICE REFORM, PROTESTS, & PROBES: News Roundup

POLICE REFORM, PROTESTS, & PROBES: News Roundup

Tuesday’s news in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd and others.

Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order today that will urge police departments across the country to adopt higher standards for the use of deadly force, but it is not expected to include a ban on things like chokeholds and no-knock warrants. (ABC News)

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ban police from using tear gas and pepper spray on crowds of protesters. (KING-TV)

In Atlanta, at least eight police officers have quit the force over the past week citing ongoing unrest in the city and a drop in morale. Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down after the Friday night shooting of Rayshard Brooks. (Fox News)

Trump calls shooting death of Rayshard Brooks “very disturbing.” (FOX News)

Atlanta mayor plans to sign orders to reform police use of force. (The Hill)

L.A. County officials will look “more deeply” into death of Black man found hanging from tree in Palmdale. (USA Today)

Husband of San Francisco “Karen” loses job after video of couple harassing a Black Lives Matter advocate goes viral. (New York Daily News)

Man shot during demonstration over conquistador statue in New Mexico. (NBC News)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell “encourages” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick. (ESPN)