The big picture: Under the order, police departments that meet certain standards, outlined by the Justice Department, on use of force will be given access to federal grants, a senior administration official said on a call with reporters on Monday.

Departments must ban the use of chokeholds to receive such certification, unless an officer is targeted by deadly force.

The order also moves to create a national registry to track police officers with multiple instances of the use of excessive force.

The order also includes new programs that would help law enforcement officials better deal with mental illness, homelessness, and addiction — including encouraging departments to involve mental health professionals and social workers to work alongside officers in the field.