The Senate Judiciary committee has come to a bipartisan conclusion after the death of George Floyd.
After “the horrific death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis,” the Senate Judiciary committee will conduct a hearing on police use of force, committee chair Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Friday. Both he and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) “are appalled at what we saw,” and will hold the hearing to “shine a bright light on the problems associated” with Floyd’s death “with the goal of finding a better way forward for our nation.”
NEW: Senate Judiciary Cmte. Chairman Graham announces the cmte. will hold a hearing on police use of force:
“We intend to shine a bright light on the problems associated with Mr. Floyd’s death, with the goal of finding a better way forward for our nation.” pic.twitter.com/IHM4AenvqN
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 29, 2020
Earlier Friday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the former lead prosecutor for Minneapolis’ Hennepin County, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell she would use her spot on the Judiciary Committee to push for “systematic change to our criminal justice system in Minnesota and across the country.”
Floyd died Monday after now-fired Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck as he protested “I can’t breathe.” Chauvin was arrested Friday on third degree manslaughter and murder charges.
SOURCE: The Week – Kathryn Krawczyk