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NAPO urges members to reject draft Executive Order on police reform

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 7, 2022

NAPO is urging members to voice opposition to 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 NAPO fought so hard to stop last year and was rejected by Congress. The 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 law. However, it does recommend Congress make significant changes to those long-standing officer protections.

“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,” wrote Andrea Edmiston, NAPO Director of Governmental Affairs, in a notice to members.

A full summary of the Executive Order is available by clicking the link below. The draft Order was not shared with NAPO, despite repeated requests to the Administration. These screen shots have been uploaded, probably by a concerned federal employee.

Members are urged to voice their objections via social media (@POTUS, @WhiteHouse) or mail to the following addresses:

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
Director, Domestic Policy Council
Room 469
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20502

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