Biden Will Miss Police Reform Deadline And Meets With George Floyd’s Family On Death Anniversary.

President Biden is expected to meet with George Floyd’s family at the White House on Tuesday. However, Congress is poised to miss Biden’s deadline of getting the federal police reform bill passed by the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death at the hands of Officer Derek Chauvin, according to Fox News.

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, originally introduced last June, passed the House of Representatives in March by a vote of 220-212. The bill was championed by civil rights groups, but the bill has stalled in the 50-50 split Senate, as Democrats and Republicans continue negotiating on points of contention.

President Biden took the recent guilty verdict from Derek Chauvin as a green light to pass police reform in Floyd’s name by May 25.

Biden has said during the address, “My fellow Americans, we have to come together to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve, to root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system, and enact police reform in George Floyd’s name that passed the house already.”

Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, recognized on Friday that it would be unlikely that Congress would pass the federal police reform by Tuesday deadline but stressed that “the negotiators, by all accounts, are continuing to make progress.”

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who’s leading the GOP negotiations on the legislation, has said another issue under discussion in Section 1033, which involves government equipment from the military for local police. The bill also seeks to set limits on qualified immunity shielding police from civil lawsuits, creates a framework to prevent racial profiling, and establishes a national registry on allegations of police misconduct.

Last July, the Democrats inside of the Senate rejected a similar GOP-endorsed police reform bill that was introduced by Scott. The Democrats argued that the bill did not do enough to address racial inequality.

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Floyd’s sister, Bridgett Floyd, is asking the people to contact their federal representatives Monday as part of “a day of action” to urge them to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by the first anniversary of his death.

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