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'Can be a giant step forward': Biden after verdict in Floyd case

Apr 21, 2021 08:45 IST | By Editorji News Desk

President Joe Biden has said the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd “can be a giant step forward" for the nation in the fight against systemic racism.

Biden spoke from the White House hours after the verdict alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, with the pair calling for Congress to act swiftly to address policing reform.

“It's not enough," Biden said of the verdict. "We can't stop here.” Biden spoke after telephoning Floyd's family, telling them, “We're all so relieved.” Before Tuesday's guilty verdicts were read out, Biden said he was praying for "the right verdict” in the trial of Chauvin.

Floyd family attorney Ben Crump posted video on Twitter of a phone call from Biden and Harris to the family.

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