President Biden is expected to sign an executive order calling for the creation of national standards for the accreditation of police departments and a national database of officers with substantiated complaints and disciplinary records, including those fired for misconduct.

Biden will also order federal law enforcement agencies to update their use-of-force policies, said the people briefed on the matter, some of whom spoke to the Washington Post on the condition of anonymity because the order had not yet been released.

In addition to setting new guidelines for federal officers, the executive order aims to offer a template for the broader policing community, asking state and local agencies to embrace the document’s goals.

The executive order will authorize the Justice Department to use federal grant funding to encourage local police to tighten restrictions on the use of choke holds and no-knock warrants — steps that federal law enforcement agencies have already taken. It also will set new restrictions on the sale of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, the people familiar with the document said.

The executive order also will say federal agents have a duty to intervene if they see other law enforcement officials using excessive force.

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