George Floyd's family visit the White House to commemorate one year of his death.

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source: 11alive.com

The US government had advocated for passing legislation to reform the Police before May 25, the date on which the African-American citizen died at the hands of the Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin.

George Floyd's family will visit the White House next Tuesday to commemorate the first anniversary of his death. At the same time, the Democratic Party seeks to obtain the necessary support to promote the police's reform.

In addition, the White House had advocated passing legislation before May 25, the date Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, according to "The Hill."

However, no more details are known about what the Floyd family's visit will consist of, while the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, has assured in a press conference that more details will be known "soon" of the act.

After Chauvin immobilized him by the neck for more than nine minutes, Floyd's death sparked protests across the country against police brutality and racism in the criminal justice system.

It also triggered a flurry of demands from Democrats for tighter oversight of law enforcement, though the momentum behind passing the legislation has stalled.

US President Joe Biden is now seeking passage of the George Floyd Police Justice Act, which would prohibit the strangling of federal officers, end legal protections for law enforcement against civil lawsuits, and create standards for national authorities for surveillance, among other measures.

This legislation was approved in the House of Representatives but faced a steep rise in the Senate. Both parties have the same number of seats, and the Republican opposition is "practically unanimous."

Asked about the possibility of passing the bill, Psaki said it would help restore trust in the community. There is much more to do. It's not a single step; it's far from over; it's settled.

Recently, a judge in Minnesota ruled that George Floyd's death was aggravated, paving the way for a  further sentence against Derek Chauvin, the police officer responsible for the murder.

In the ruling, Judge  Peter Cahill found that the agent abused his authority as a police officer when he held Floyd in May of last year and treated him with particular cruelty.

Despite the judge's ruling, experts agree that Chauvin is unlikely to be sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. The judge will announce the sentence on June 25.

Chauvin was found guilty in April of involuntary manslaughter for pressing Floyd's neck with his knee for nine and a half minutes while trying to arrest him, while the African-American victim exclaimed that he could not breathe.