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At George Floyd’s funeral, Sharpton calls out Trump in eulogy

Rev. Al Sharpton delivered remarks at George Floyd's funeral on June 9. (Video: Reuters)

The Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday used his eulogy at George Floyd’s funeral service to take aim at President Trump after former vice president Joe Biden in a somber video linked Floyd’s death in police custody to the nation’s enduring struggle for civil rights.

Live updates on George Floyd protests

Floyd — whose final words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry, sparking widespread protests against police brutality and racial injustice — will be laid to rest at Houston Memorial Gardens.

Here are some significant developments:

  • Sharpton said that the outcome for the now-fired Minneapolis police officer who was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck would be very different if their races were flipped.
  • The New York state legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that would disclose years of law enforcement disciplinary records. Those in support of the bill say it will help rebuild public trust in law enforcement and increase accountability.
  • Trump sparked another uproar with a morning tweet endorsing the baseless conspiracy theory that a 75-year-old protester in Buffalo could have been part of a “set up” coordinated by anti-fascist demonstrators.
  • A New York police officer who was caught on video violently shoving a woman to the ground during a recent protest is facing criminal charges, prosecutors said.
  • A Chicago police officer who was pictured flipping off a crowd of protesters is on desk duty, the police department announced Tuesday.
  • Joe Biden said in an interview with CBS News that there is “absolutely” systemic racism in policing, but also in housing, in education and “in everything we do.”