Joe Biden to meet George Floyd’s family in Houston

Joe Biden to meet George Floyd's family in Houston

According to the report, Joe Biden is expected to go to Houston on Monday and have a private meeting with the George Floyd family, whose death while in police custody led to police brutality protests across the country and around the world.

The former vice-president chose a private meeting because the Secret Service protection detail did not want the family to disrupt funeral service and wanted to pay special respect, CBS News reported Sunday.

Biden said he would record a video message for the funeral service.

Biden will travel beyond her home in the Delaware and Philadelphia area for the first time since the interlock came into effect in March to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

He makes interviews, takes part in talk shows and holds virtual meetings in a studio set in the basement of Wilmington house.

Floyd died on May 25 after a former Minneapolis police officer pressed the knee over his neck for more than eight minutes.

Derek Chauvin, who was fired with three other officers who detained Floyd, was charged with second-degree murder.

Since then, protests have been held in the UK, France and Germany, as well as large and small cities in 50 states.

Memorial services for Floyd have already been held in Minneapolis and North Carolina.

A public meeting will be held on Monday and only an invited service will be offered on Tuesday.

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