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Memorial held for federal officer shot at US courthouse

Angela Underwood Jacobs
Posted at 3:01 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 18:01:20-04

(AP) — Family and friends have gathered to honor a federal law enforcement officer who was fatally shot while guarding a U.S. courthouse in Oakland.

The sister of David Underwood told mourners not to be embittered by horrific injustice.

Underwood, who was black, was killed May 29 while guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland as a large demonstration was underway nearby to protest the police killing of George Floyd.

Authorities say an airman with ties to the so-called boogaloo right-wing extremist movement is charged in Underwood's killing. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf attended the memorial service.