Biden signs police reform order on anniversary of Floyd’s death
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing — a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when Congress is deadlocked on stronger measures.
The event shaped by one tragedy occurred a day after a second one, a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris gave remarks that tried to comfort those affected by the shooting as well those who have suffered from police brutality, promising them that change could come eventually despite the partisan divides on Capitol Hill.
Chicago lawyer Antonio Romanucci, founding partner of Romanucci & Blandin LLC and a Floyd family attorney, was among the attendees.