The Florida representative served as the police chief of Orlando before she was elected to Congress in 2016.
Deja Torrence told Insider that her cousin Ma'Khia Bryant was a sweet kid with big dreams and that her family wants accountability for her death.
The brand of policing happening in Columbus, Ohio, does little to protect or serve anyone. Ma'khia Bryant's death proves it.
Ma'Khia Bryant's foster mom told CNN that bickering wasn't unusual but that she never imagined it would result in an officer shooting the 16-year-old.
A Columbus police officer fatally shot 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant Tuesday. She was the fifth Black child killed by Columbus police in five years.
Franklin County, where Bryant was shot, accounted for a third of Ohio African-American police intervention fatalities, according to a study.
A police officer shot and killed Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday. The police said she was wielding a knife.
"We need a police officer over here now," the voice on the call says. Screaming and yelling can be heard in the background of the call.