Locals react to the president’s executive order banning choke holds
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – President Trump signed an executive order on police reform today.
Speaking in the Rose Garden, the president’s actions came after weeks of national protests over police brutality.
The order establishes a database to keep track of officers with excessive use of force complaints. The order also bans chokeholds.
The president was surrounded by representatives from law enforcement unions.
Trump said Americans demand law and order and hailed the efforts to stop violence during protests against police brutality.
In response to the president’s executive order, we asked locals for their take.
“It’s a drop in the bucket on some of the concerns that we have nationally. I mean, I can’t believe we are in 2020 and we are still having discussions over those type of techniques,” Justin Chaffin.
“I think that it’s definitely going to be good. [You] have to keep people accountable for their actions especially considering recent events. So, yeah, I think it’s a good move,” Kimi Sells.
Even before the executive order, choke holds were not a practice the Bowling Green Police Department used.