George Floyd’s Brother to Testify in Front of Congress on Police PracticesVariety — Jordan Moreau
According to CNN, the hearing will be on “Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability” and will take place on Wednesday in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
The committee invited Philonise Floyd to speak at the hearing, a source tells CNN. It’s unclear whether the hearing will be conducted in-person or virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CNN reported that Philonise Floyd has already spoken to President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden about his brother’s death. He told CNN’s Don Lemon that his talk with Trump was “brief” while his conversation with Biden lasted between 10 and 15 minutes.
“The vice president, I loved his conversation. He talked to me for like 10, 15 minutes. And I was trying to talk his ear off because he was talking to me constantly. Great conversation. But Trump, it lasted probably two minutes,” Philonise Floyd said during a CNN interview. “It was very brief. The conversation was okay with him. I was just respecting him, listening to what he had to say. And I understood what he was saying, but it was just a brief conversation.”
George Floyd died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer placed his knee on his neck for more than eight minutes. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree murder, and three other officers present during the incident have also been charged with aiding and abetting the murder.
Philonise and Terrence Floyd, George’s brothers, have spoken up about George’s death in New York and Minneapolis as protests against police brutality and the oppression of Black rights have spread across the country.