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Anniversary of George Floyd’s death

Anniversary of George Floyd’s death

Tuesday marks Floyd’s death anniversary. Floyd’s family to meet President Biden.

Where: Minneapolis, Washington DC

The Facts

▪ Tuesday, May 25, marks the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

▪ The officer involved, Derek Chauvin, was convicted last month on charges of murder and manslaughter.

▪ The incident had sparked nationwide civil rights protests and triggered police reforms.

▪ George Floyd’s family will meet with President Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other senators on Tuesday.

▪ Senators Cory Booker, Tim Scott, and Representative Karen Bass have led negotiations on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

▪ The bill aims to end certain policing techniques that can be potentially deadly.

▪ President Biden had aimed for the bill to pass before Floyd’s death anniversary; however, negotiations are still ongoing.

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