Ben Crump called for justice for George Floyd and told lawmakers in a House hearing that they have the power to make sure his death "is not in vain."
"It's become painfully obvious that what we have right now are two systems of justice - one for white Americans and another for black Americans," Crump said.
"We are better than this," Crump said. "Chairman, members of the committee, you have the power to make this moment in history the tipping point."
"You have the power to make sure that George Floyd's death is not in vain," Crump continued.
Crump said that changing the police's behavior and their relationship with the community "starts at the top," saying the country needs a "national standard" for policing behavior built on transparency and accountability.
Crump noted that the only reason the world knows what happened to George Floyd was because it was captured on video.
Floyd "literally narrated a documentary of his death, begging for his life saying I can't breathe and calling for his mama," Crump said.
Crump said the advent of video evidence is bringing to light what "long was hidden."
"It is revealing what black Americans have known for a long, long time that it is dangerous for a black person to have an encounter with a police officer," Crump said.