"The day has come to confront real problems, and be part of the solution," Rivers said.
Over 30 cities across the United States have seen some form of protest after an unarmed African American, Floyd, was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis.
Rivers brings multiple perspectives on the situation, being an African American in a high-profile position as well as the son of Grady Rivers, who was a police officer in Chicago before his 2007 death.
The 58-year-old has rarely been afraid to speak his mind, including criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump. He continues to play an active role in this discussion, noting that "now is the time to speak."