Dear NAPO members,
NAPO has learned and has obtained a copy of a draft Presidential Executive Order on police reform that is being circulated. The draft Order would implement much of Senator Booker’s police reform legislative proposal that we fought so hard to stop last year, and which was rejected by Congress. The new proposed Executive Order cannot do away with qualified immunity or expand Section 242 of U.S. Title 18 (criminal prosecution of officers for civil rights violations) as it is an Executive Order, not a law, but it does recommend that Congress make significant changes to those long-standing officer protections. A full summary of the Executive Order can be found attached. It is important to shine a light on this draft Order as it is a bad proposal that does nothing to safeguard officers’ rights or safety and we urge that it should not be issued. Please share this information with your membership and urge them to make your and their objections known via Social Media (@POTUS, @WhiteHouse) or mail at the addresses below:
The Honorable Joseph R. Biden
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Ambassador Susan E. Rice
Domestic Policy Council
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20502
The draft order can be viewed here. Please note that the draft Order has not been shared with us, despite our repeated requests to the Administration. These screen shots have been uploaded, probably by a concerned federal employee.
We will continue to update you on the status of this draft and any Executive Order that threatens to harm law enforcement.
View Draft Order Highlights Here