U.S. President Joe Biden has urged Congress to approve in May a police reform that would address the issue of racially motivated brutality.Biden made the call in a speech before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening.
“Let’s get it done next month, by the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death.“The country supports this reform. Congress should act,” Biden said.
Floyd, an African American resident of Minneapolis, died in police custody last May.Earlier this month former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the Floyd case.
The police reform bears Chauvin’s name and has already passed the House of Representatives, but faces an uphill battle in the Senate.
Biden called on Democrats and Republicans to find common ground.
“I know the Republicans have their own ideas and are engaged in productive discussions with Democrats.“We need to work together to find a consensus,” he added. (Sputnik/NAN)