Trump to sign executive order on police conduct and reforms

The order, which Trump will sign Tuesday, would prioritize federal grants for law enforcement agencies that train officers using de-escalation tactics and curb the use of chokeholds. It would seek to track complaints over the use of force and help departments better deal with social problems, including mental illness and homelessness, the officials said.

The measure stands in contrast to the president’s moves to unshackle and arm police departments since taking office. He signed a pair of executive orders in 2017 designed to give police forces additional powers to fight crime and restore access to military surplus equipment, like armored vehicles and grenade launchers.