President Biden and Vice President Harris met with the relatives of an African-American man who died in police custody exactly one year ago.
President Joe Biden praised the bravery and bravery shown by the family of George Floyd, who died exactly one year ago while being detained by police in Minneapolis. President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met Tuesday at the White House with relatives of Floyd, whose death sparked nationwide protests last year.
“Floyd’s family has shown extraordinary courage, especially his young daughter, Gianna, whom I met again today,” Biden said, speaking after a conversation with Floyd’s relatives at the White House.
“His murder was the catalyst for a summer of protests that we haven’t seen since the 1960s-peaceful protests that brought people of all races and ages together to call for an end to senseless killings,” Joe Biden said. The president called the sentence handed down to former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of Floyd “an important step on the road to justice,” but noted that we should not stop there. Biden urged lawmakers to pass the George Floyd Law on Police Justice as soon as possible and expressed hope that the text of the law agreed between both parties will soon be on his desk in the Oval Office of the White House.