Congressional bipartisan police reform talks sparked by George Floyd’s death collapse without a deal

Sy. Cory Booker, D-N.J., a key player in the negotiations, said a dealremains out of reach right nowdespite working with law enforcement groups. When speaking with reporters, he said he told Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the lead Republican negotiator, of his decision.

We made it clear from the beginning of our negotiations that a bill must ensure true accountability, deursigtigheid, and the policing standards necessary to bring an end to horrific incidents of violence Americans are routinely seeinglike the murder of George Floyd,” Booker said in a statement. “Ongelukkig, even with this law enforcement support and further compromises we offered, there was still too wide a gulf with our negotiating partners and we faced significant obstacles to securing a bipartisan deal.

President Biden expressed disappointment Wednesday while accusing Republicans of failing to compromise.

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Sy. Cory Booker, D-N.J., arrives at the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday after bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices ended without an agreement. (AP Foto / J. Scott Applewhite)

Sy. Cory Booker, D-N.J., arrives at the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday after bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices ended without an agreement. (AP Foto / J. Scott Applewhite)

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