President Joe Biden and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met Tuesday to discuss police reform in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols.
The meeting comes as the nation is gripped by the death of the 22-year-old black man, who was killed by police in Minneapolis last week.
The CBC is pressing for federal police reform, including an end to qualified immunity and the establishment of a national database to track police misconduct.
Meanwhile, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was voted off the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, in a move that some see as a rebuke of her outspokenness on police violence.
The White House has yet to offer specifics on how it will address police reform, but Biden has indicated he is open to working with the CBC to find a path forward.
The president has also called for a thorough investigation into Nichols’ death and for swift action to address systemic racism in law enforcement.
In a statement, the CBC said it is “encouraged” by Biden’s commitment to police reform and “looks forward to working with the administration to ensure justice is served.”
The group has also called on the Department of Justice to launch a federal investigation into the death of Nichols.
The meeting between Biden and the CBC comes as advocates push for federal police reform after the death of Tyre Nichols. The Associated Press, Yahoo News, and The Washington Post have all reported on the story, and CBS News has provided coverage of the CBC meeting and Omar’s removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.