LISA MASCARO and ANDREW TAYLOR
WASHINGTON (AP) — Philonise Floyd challenged Congress on Wednesday to "stop the pain" as lawmakers consider a sweeping law enforcement overhaul, so his brother George won't be just "another name" on a growing list of those killed during interactions with police.
Floyd's appearance before a House hearing came a day after funeral services for George Floyd, the 46-year-old Minnesota man whose death has become a worldwide symbol in demonstrations over calls for changes to police practices and an end to racial prejudices.
"I'm here today to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain," Philonise Floyd told the silenced hearing room.
Choking back tears, he said he wants to make sure that his brother, whom he called "Perry," is "more than another