Still fighting for justice nine months after police killed her daughter, Tamika Palmer is now putting pressure on President-elect Joe Biden, urging the incoming administration to open “large scale federal investigations into cases of police brutality.”

The mother of Breonna Taylor, who is speaking up for dozens of victims of police brutality, stated her expectations this week in a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post.

“Actions speak louder than words," Palmer wrote. "We need your actions to show that you are different from those who pay lip service to our losses while doing nothing to show that our loved ones’ lives mattered.”

The grieving mother turned activist urged the incoming president to appoint Justice Department officials “with a proven record of holding police accountable.” She also asked the former vice president to "reopen unspecified investigations into police brutality that were “not properly completed before the Obama administration ended.”

“For many Americans, a vote for you was a vote for Breonna, Jacob Blake, Casey Goodson and so many others who have been failed repeatedly by the criminal justice system under the current administration,” Palmer wrote. “These victims could not vote for you ― so millions of us did on their behalf.”

As Blavity previously reported, police killed Taylor while she was sleeping in her home with her boyfriend in Louisville, Kentucky. The family of the 26-year-old EMT, who has been continuously demanding for the officers to be arrested, suffered a setback in September when attorney general Daniel Cameron failed to indict the officers who raided Taylor's home.

"Police barged into her home unannounced, in the middle of the night, gunned her down and killed her," Taylor's mother stated in her letter. "Her murder sparked protests across America and inspired activists to demand accountability in policing across this nation. So far, we have seen none." 

The activist demanded Biden to look into police departments “known to cause harm across the country.” She also expressed faith in the new administration, recalling a discussion she had with the president-elect.

"Earlier this year you spoke with me and empathized with me as a grieving mother," the social justice advocate wrote. "You assured me that you were committed to justice for Breonna. That call inspired me and gave me hope during a very dark time."

While noting that nothing can bring her daughter or the other victims of police killings back, Palmer said the goal is to "honor their legacies by holding police accountable and bringing deep change to a truly unjust system."  

The letter referred the new administration to, an initiative co-founded by activist Shaun King and attorney Lee Merritt, which details more specific criminal justice reforms that are needed. 

"We need you to fight for Breonna and for the other families that have joined the sad sisterhood and brotherhood of people who have lost loved ones to police violence," Palmer wrote. 

The Biden-Harris transition team has outlined goals on its website, vowing to ban chokeholds, improve oversight and accountability and create a national police oversight commission.

"President-elect Joe Biden is working to strengthen America’s commitment to justice, and reform our criminal justice system," the website states. "As the former District Attorney of San Francisco and Attorney General of California, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has spent her entire career fighting for justice for the people, and equal justice under law."

During his presidential campaign, Biden said the officers who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin and Taylor in Kentucky must be criminally charged, USA TODAY reported.

"I think we should let the judicial system work its way. I do think there's a minimum need to be charged, the officers,” Biden said, referring to Blake’s shooting, "And as well as with Breonna Taylor."