Anniversary of George Floyd's death marked with events across country, family meeting with Biden
The Floyd family will reportedly also meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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The one-year anniversary Tuesday of George Floyd’s death will be marked by events across the country and President Biden meeting with Floyd’s family at the White House.
Floyd died May 25, 2020, while in Minneapolis police custody, resulting in a summer of social justice protests across the country over police brutality. Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last month was found guilty of murder in Floyd’s death. Three other fired officers still face trial.
Among the memorial events will be an outdoor festival at the Minneapolis intersection where Floyd died. The event will include food, children’s activities and musical performers according to the Associated Press.
Biden had set an unofficial deadline of the anniversary of Floyd’s death to enact sweeping police reform legislation. However, the measure has stalled in Congress.
Also on Tuesday, the Floyd family will reportedly meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Karen Bass, also a California Democrat and a top negotiator in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Whether the family will meet with two other top negotiators – Sens. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, remain uncertain Tuesday morning.
The Oval Office meeting between Biden and Floyd family is private and closed to reporters.
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