A woman whose law enforcement officer brother was killed last month in the line of duty during ongoing nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd asked Congress on Wednesday: "Where is the outrage over a fallen officer that also happens to be African-American?"
Underwood's sister, Angela Underwood Jacobs, was invited to testify before the House Judiciary Committee alongside Floyd's brother during a hearing focused on "policing practices and law enforcement accountability."
Ms. Underwood Jacobs described her brother as "a good man who only wanted to keep others safe.
Discussing the loss of her brother, Underwood Jacobs explained, "The heartbreak and the grief is inexplainable because it's very, very hard to articulate when your entire world has been turned upside down.
Underwood Jacobs, a former city councilwoman for Lancaster, California, also dismissed calls from activists seeking to dismantle and defund law enforcement in reaction to instances of police brutality.