President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday that will require law enforcement agencies to revise their use-of-force policies and Elijah McClain’s mother will be at the White House to witness the moment.
Sheneen McClain, the mother of Elijah McClain, who died after being violently arrested by Aurora Police Department officers in August 2019, will be at the White House for the signing. She will be joined by one of her attorneys, Qusair Mohamedbhai of the Rathod Mohamedbhai law firm in Denver.
The presidential order would require federal law enforcement to review and revise policies on use of force, and it would restrict the flow of surplus military equipment to local police. In addition, the order would encourage limitations on chokeholds and no-knock warrants by attaching strings to federal funding.
The people who described the order spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of any public announcement. Relatives of Floyd, whose killing by Minneapolis police sparked nationwide protests, also are expected to be in attendance. During those 2020 police protests, people chanted Floyd’s and Elijah McClain’s names and carried banners with their names as they decried the men’s deaths at the hands of police.
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