Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, has arrived at the US Capitol building ahead of his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee hearing at 10:00 a.m. ET examining the crisis of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve.
“Our nation needs Congress to act. This is our moral moment – we must look at legislation to address laws that shield police officers from ever being accountable. We must address the structural conflicts of interest," Rep. Karen Bass, Congressional Black Caucus Chair and House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee Chair, said in a news release about the hearing last week.
Floyd family attorney Ben Crump, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, also president of the Major City Chiefs Association, and Sherrilyn Ifill, the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, will also be testifying.