WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — Families of loved ones killed by police met with senators on Capitol Hill to discuss police reform legislation Thursday.3 Teens Charged In Manhattan Subway Attacks, Police Release Video Of New Suspect Believed To Be Group's Lookout
They first met with South Carolina Republicans Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham.READ MORE: Thomas Valva Case: Ex-NYPD Officer Michael Valva, Former Fiancée Angela Pollina Appear In Court For Pre-Trial Hearing
“They listened intensely. It got very emotional at times, and they promised them that they were going to try to make meaningful legislation in their families’ names,” Crump said.
The group then met with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who said he will fight to make police reform happen.MORE NEWS: Police Looking For Man Caught On Camera In Violent Assault At Brooklyn Subway Station
During his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, President Joe Biden called on lawmakers to pass a police reform bill before May 25, which will mark the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s murder.