Angela Underwood Jacobs, the sister of the federal officer killed near an anti-police protest last month in Oakland, on Wednesday urged Congress to “make a change” in his honor.
She also decried the “cruel,” “reprehensible” and “criminal” way George Floyd, a black man, died while in police custody in Minneapolis back on Memorial Day.
Patrick Underwood was shot while guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building as protests over Floyd’s death was taking place blocks away.
“I want to honor my brother Dave Patrick Underwood and our family and help our nation think about how to navigate the righteous path to equality, freedom and nonviolent systemic change,” Underwood Jacobs told the House Judiciary Committee during a hearing on proposed changes to police practices and accountability.
“I want America to change. I want you as our representatives in Congress to make a change so that no one ever has to wake up to the phone call I received telling me that my brother was shot dead and murdered,” Underwood Jacobs added.
“America is in pain and she is in crying. Can you hear her?” she asked.
Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, has been charged in Floyd’s death, as have three other Minneapolis officers on hand when Chauvin put a knee on Floyd's neck for close to nine minutes.
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