Biden thinks bar is too high for convicting violent cops

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2021
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President Joe Biden thinks “the bar is too high” for convicting violent U.S. police officers and will use his speech to Congress next week to push for reform, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

“He believes the bar for convicting officers is too high,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. “It needs to be changed.”

Reform efforts are in focus following Tuesday’s conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. Psaki said Biden backs a bill that would ban chokeholds and require...

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