Biden urges Congress to act on policing reform after meeting with George Floyd’s family

Lawmakers have been attempting to craft a bipartisan bill to overhaul the nation’s policing laws

By: - May 25, 2021 4:42 pm
Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd testifies before Congress

In this file photo, Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on police brutality and racial profiling on June 10, 2020, in Washington, D.C. George Floyd died May 25 while in Minneapolis police custody, sparking worldwide protests. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Virginia Mercury. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.