Biden addresses Floyd funeral: 'Now is the time for racial justice'

"We can't turn away. We must not turn away," Biden said. "We cannot leave this moment thinking we can once again turn away from racism that stings at our very soul."

Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who grew up in Houston, Texas, died on May 25 after a white police officer in Minneapolis pinned him with a knee to the neck for nearly nine minutes. A bystander's video captured the incident in excruciating detail, including his saying "I can't breathe" and crying out for his mother.