George Floyd’s sister has boycotted a meeting with US President Joe Biden, saying he broke a promise to enact legislation on police reform by the anniversary of her brother’s death.
While Bridgett Floyd attended a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, other family members lobbied Mr. Biden at the White House to help pass the bill. After meeting the president and Vice-President Kamala Harris at the White House, Floyd’s brother, Philonise, told reporters they are still working on passing the bill.
Senate Democrats last June blocked a police reform bill proposed by a black Republican senator, Tim Scott of South Carolina.
They argued it did not go far enough.
Now Senate Republicans also oppose the bill passed in March by Democrats in the House of Representatives with the main stumbling block being its provision to make it easier for individual police officers to be sued and charged with crimes.