Biden Signs Police Reform Order On Anniversary Of George Floyd's Death

Posted On: Jun 25, 2022   |   Posted By: Essence

By Melissa Noel · Updated May 25, 2022 President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday aimed at increasing policing accountability and improving public safety. The president signed the order on the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd , who died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes. At the White House ceremony, the president was joined by Floyd's family and the family of Breonna Taylor , who was killed in 2020 by officers executing a “no-knock” warrant in an apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. Civil rights leaders and members of Congress were also in attendance. Biden described the order as a notable result of nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice in 2020 following Floyd's death. “It's a measure of what we can do together to heal the very soul of this nation,” Biden said. “To address profound fear and trauma, exhaustion that particularly Black Americans have experienced for generations, and to channel...

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