BROOKLYN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.
“A year ago today, the murder of George Floyd made clear the challenge that our nation has with police violence, police brutality and the police abuse of force. Over the past 12 months, people of goodwill throughout America spoke up, stood up and showed up to demand justice. House Democrats passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to bring accountability and transparency to police forces, and now the Senate must step up and also pass this crucial legislation. Today, as we remember George Floyd, we must also continue to recognize those seeking change and work together to continue our march toward a more perfect union.”