The family of George Floyd met with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and congressional leaders on May 25 to mark one year since the killing of Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
However, George Floyd’s sister was not present in the meeting, as she refused to meet US President Joe Biden, saying he “broke a promise” to enact police reform legislation by the anniversary of her brother’s death. Bridgett Floyd attended a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Biden planned to celebrate the anniversary of Floyd’s death by signing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The legal act, however, was stuck in the Senate. Republicans and Democrats are trying to reach a compromise on its provisions.
She also delivered a message to the president: “Make order with your people.”
African American George Floyd died on May 25, 2020. During his arrest for the alleged use of a counterfeit $ 20 note in a store, police officer Derek Chauvin incapacitated him. The prosecution found that he pressed his knee to the neck of the 46-year-old chained lying on the ground for about 9 and a half minutes.
After meeting the president and Vice-President Kamala Harris at the White House, Floyd’s brother, Philonise, told reporters: “If you can make federal laws to protect the bird which is the bald eagle, then you can make federal laws to protect people of colour.”
According to the media reports, President Biden has expressed hope that a reform agreement will be reached after the next weekend of US Labor Day. Biden also issued a statement pledging to keep supporting the legislation.