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Caroline Ouko, center, and Leon Ochieng, right, the mother and older brother of Irvo Otieno, stand with his casket during his funeral on Wednesday. Eva Russo/AP hide caption

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Irvo Otieno's mom wants justice for him and a better system for everyone else

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Ben Crump speaks at a news conference in April in New York City. On Monday, the civil rights attorney called on the Justice Department to launch an investigation into inmate deaths at the Harris County Jail in Houston. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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RowVaugn Wells, the mother of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers, cries as she is comforted by Tyre's stepfather Rodney Wells, during a news conference on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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The death of Jelani Day, a 25-year-old medical student who went missing on Aug. 24, was ruled by local officials as a drowning. "None of it adds up," said civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is pressing federal authorities to step in. Bloomington, Ill., Police hide caption

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A Jacob Blake sign was on display as the motorcade of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden passed by in Kenosha Wis., on Sept. 3, 2020. A team of attorneys representing Blake have filed an excessive force lawsuit against the officer who shot and paralyzed him in August. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, pictured on Sept. 23, did not pursue charges related to the killing of Breonna Taylor. Her family lawyers say that indicates bias. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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A protester stands in Jefferson Square on Thursday in Louisville, Ky., where hundreds have been holding demonstrations in the aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to charge officers for her death. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Philonise Floyd, right, brother of George Floyd, gets ready to march from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, during the March on Washington on Friday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Lawyer And George Floyd's Brother On 'Painful' 2020 March On Washington

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Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, shown testifying at a June 10 House Judiciary Committee hearing prompted by the death of George Floyd, announced he has filed a civil lawsuit against "the City of Minneapolis and police officers" on behalf of Floyd's family. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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