Joe Biden signed an executive order on May 25, the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, as he promised to usher in the “most significant police reform in decades".
“The executive order promotes accountability…raises standards, bans chokeholds, restricts no-knock warrants, tightens use-of-force policies to emphasize de-escalation and the duty to intervene to stop another officer from using excessive force,” Biden said.
The President invited George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, on stage as he signed the executive order.
Last year a Minneapolis jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in the killing of Floyd. A judge later sentenced the former officer to 22.5 years in prison.
Chauvin held his knee against Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes during the arrest, as the 46-year-old repeatedly pleaded that he could not breathe. Credit: The White House via Storyful