President Barack Obama will announce Monday that he will limit a federal program that provides military equipment to law enforcement, administration officials say.
The move comes after the uproar caused by the deaths of of deaths of black men by police or in police custody.
Last year, Obama asked Congress $263 million over three years to increase use of body-worn cameras, expand training for law enforcement and increase the number of cities where the Department of Justice works with local police.
But he didn’t make significant changes to a federal program that provides military equipment to law enforcement, despite complaints after police with riot gear and assault-style weapons responded to protesters of the Ferguson, Mo. shooting.
His task force determined this year that police departments should be prohibited from using federal money to acquire items, including tracked armored vehicles, the highest-caliber firearms and ammunition and camouflage uniforms.
Obama will make the announcement during a visit to Camden, N.J., which administration official say improved relations between police and residents.