As protests sweep the nation for the Black lives lost last week, family and friends of Delrawn Small gather to say goodbye to the Brooklyn father who was fatally shot by an off-duty NYPD officer.

July 12, 2016, the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus held a press conference in East Brooklyn. Specifically, the conference took place at the site of Delrawn Small’s death by off-duty officer Wayne Isaacs.

Earlier this week, officer Isaacs was stripped of his badge and gun after video released by the NYPD contradicted what Isaacs said happened before he shot Small shortly after midnight July 4.

Victor Dempsey, Small’s younger brother described his reaction to the video as “bittersweet.”

“It was a relief to know that everyone is going to see what really happened, but at the same time seeing my brother fight for his life and in that condition bothered me,” said Dempsey. “I’ve never seen him that weak.”

The video shows Small being shot within seconds of approaching the driver’s side of Isaacs’ car. He crumples to the ground as he tries to run away, gets back up and then collapses in front of a parked car.

Isaacs, 37, a three-year veteran at the 79th Precinct exits his car and walks over to where Small is laying while tucking his gun back in his waistband. He walks away and proceeds to make a phone call while Small lay in the street. Isaacs’ can be seen pacing back and forth while on the phone before the video ends.

Small and his family came almost collided with Isaacs while driving on Atlantic Avenue. Irate that Isaacs nearly seriously injuring his family, Small decided to confront him about his reckless driving.

Small, 37, was accused of punching the off-duty officer twice in the head, to which Isaacs responded by opening fire, striking Small in the chest and head.

Tuesday city officials joined Dempsey at a press conference to address the recent actions taken towards Isaacs and the corruptions within the criminal justice system. Surrounded by Small’s memorial, a handful of elected officials and family members of police shooting victims spoke about Small’s unlawful death. The speakers also addressed the racism in the United States judicial system and the protection of murderous police officers under “the blue wall.”

“We ask the police officers to step forward from behind that blue wall, to change the culture of how we do policing in New York City, in New York State and in America,” said Assemblyman Nick Perry. “Until we do that, no real reform will have come.”

East New York Assemblyman Charles Barron expressed the importance of remaining vigilant through this time.

“We’ve seen videos before,” said Barron. “We’ve seen the video of Eric Garner and they walked. Way back we’ve seen the video of Rodney King and they walked. So, we know that this video clearly shows that the police plainly lied.”

Barron also took the time to express condolences to the family of Micah Xavier Johnson stating, “He has a family, too. He’s a product of this American racist society.”

With great frustration Dempsey referred to the constant police shootings as a “new age genocide.”

“They’re acting out on their own accord and the department is protecting them afterwards,” said Dempsey. “If they’re not acting on the oath that they take which the department gives, if they’re not acting as the people that are supposed to protect us when they put that suit and badge on, then that’s the issue at hand.”

Dempsey said the only disdain he has towards Isaacs is for not checking to see if his brother was still alive as he laid in the street.

“You called your superior because you protected yourself, and you did not try to carry out your duties as an officer,” he added.

Among the family members of victims of fatal action by police were Iris Baez, mother of Anthony Baez, and Cynthia Howell, niece of Alberta Spruill. Also at the press conference was Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, who expressed the sadness that she feels, four years after her son’s death in 2012, by the NYPD. “It’s always hard when you lose someone,” she said. “My son was an honor college student looking for the American Dream. When you met my Muhammad he was a lovely guy. Since 2012 we’ve been fighting for justice. We need to change the system.”

Bah also described what it was like to witness her son’s death. “They dragged us outside,” she said. “We called an ambulance and they brought shield and guns. He’s not a bad boy. They broke my sons door and shot him 10 times. They wouldn’t let me be with my son in the ambulance. They killed my son for what?”

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been authorized to conduct a full investigation of Small’s death. He will meet with Barron and Small’s family Friday.

Barron also expressed his concern about the secrecy of the grand jury and what the special prosecutor will present if Isaacs is indicted.

“We want him [special prosecutor] to explain to the family the whole process that they’re going to go through and where they are at this stage,” said Barron. “We’re going to encourage him to not rely solely on police information but also independent information.”

As usual, he articulated the frustrations of the Black community and emphasized the need for change. When asked how passionate, yet fearful, members of the Black community could contribute to the movement, Barren said, “You can join an organization. You can’t just mobilize. You have to organize. Don’t be afraid. No one’s leaving this planet alive. Sandra Bland, Sean bell, Amadou Diallo, they didn’t protest. We die when we don’t march anyway. We need more support.”

A rally and candlelight vigil was held last Wednesday at the site where Small’s life was taken. Family, friends and members of the community all came out to pay their respects and mourn the loss of the father. Protesters crowded the street shutting, down Atlantic Avenue during rush hour traffic.

Small was also remembered at a Black Lives Matter rally that occurred July 8. Starting in Union Square, thousands of protesters marched through Midtown demanding justice for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as well.

Protestors continue to send shockwaves through cities such as St. Paul, Baton Rogue, Atlanta, Chicago and even London, demanding a change in the oppressive systems that target Black citizens.

Dempsey shared his gratitude for the organizations, community members, local leaders and victims of previous police brutality incidents who have supported his family through this time. he said, “It can happen to any one of us.”

Small was buried in New Jersey Wednesday.

Barron told the AmNews, “The funeral had an overwhelming showing of love from his family, and now his extended family, which is the community. Most impactful was a little girl, a family member, perhaps 8-years-old, who said,”I miss him so much, even though he sometimes he came home late, he came home.’”