Biden’s White House Weighs Executive Orders for Police Reform
Biden officials are working to address police reform through executive orders.
By April Ryan
Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump reached out to theGrio Saturday morning to provide details about the White House meeting between Biden officials, civil rights attorneys and the families of Black victims of police and racial violence.
TheGrio broke the story on Friday. Crump, who attended this week’s meeting, echoed that the administration is working to “move” on executive orders to enact police reform after negotiations failed on Capitol Hill.
The White House is trying to pick up the broken pieces of the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act by exploring ways President Joe Biden can mend together some type of police reform through presidential executive orders.
The meeting included senior-level Black members of the administration, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and the head of public engagement Cedric Richmond, who met with attorneys and the families of George Floyd, Atatiana Jefferson, Ronald Green and Ahmaud Arbery.
Knowledge of this meeting had not been previously known.
There will be separate meetings with civil rights leaders on the issue but the White House wanted to meet first with families.
Biden officials are working to address police reform through executive orders as negotiations caved on the Hill between Democrats Congresswoman Karen Bass and Senator Cory Booker and Republican Senator Tim Scott.
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