The Congressional Black Caucus wants President Biden to call for police reform at the State of the Union, weeks after Tyre Nichols' deadly beating by police.
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Congressional Black Caucus members will press President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Thursday afternoon to renew a stalled police reform effort, days after video showed Memphis police officers brutally beating Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, who later died.
The Black Caucus aims to push Biden to speak on reviving police reform legislation during the State of the Union Feb. 7 and share information on results from past executive orders on police reform.
"I'm asking my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to not focus on the dysfunction in Washington, but to remain focused on the people closest to the pain who've been affected by police brutality," said Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., chair of the CBC. "And to work with the Congressional Black Caucus and others to get meaningful reform passed this Congress."
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