Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a lady of the people.

The Democratic representative was driving around her Los Angeles district when she witnessed a Black man being detained by the Los Angeles Police Department, reports the New York Post. Instead of continuing on with her day, the 81-year-old stopped her SUV, parked on the side of the road and got out to see what was going on.

“They stopped a brother, so I stopped to see what they were doing,” Waters told a person who recorded the encounter.

According to Waters, the officers said she was illegally parked and was at risk of being issued a ticket.

“They said I’m in the wrong place and that they’re going to give me a ticket,” she said. “That’s OK as long as I watch them.”

“Gotta do what you gotta do! Make sure!” a woman said.

According to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office, the person had been pulled over in connection to a burglary investigation, reports the Daily Mail.

Waters — who was serving her first term as a California state assemblywoman when Eula Love was shot eight times and killed by police — has been outspoken about police brutality and the prejudiced justice system.

“Look, the criminal justice system has never really worked for Black people. It’s not designed to work for Black people,” she told The Cut last month.

"So we have always had to struggle in a criminal justice system," she continued. "Police officers have had a culture of protection not just of each other but also of juries and judges who tend to believe them, and see them as heroes and protectors of society, so you don’t stand a chance.”

The St. Louis native has also called for a national ban on chokeholds by police officers but isn’t too hopeful that it would be implemented by the current administration.

“It needs to be done all over the nation and any iteration of that, whether it is the arm or the knee or a piece of equipment, used to cut off the breathing to interfere with the ability for those who are the victims of these tactics to be killed,” she said according to Spectrum 1 News. “We would like to outlaw it, but with this administration, we’re not going to be successful.”

Aside from what is happening at the federal level, Waters said local governments must be held accountable if there is going to be a change in the system.

“I would like to see more pressure put on the members of city councils and mayors. They hold the purse strings. They’re the ones with the budgets of the police departments. They’re the ones who determine whether or not they get raises. They’re the ones who determine whether or not they’re paying lots of overtime, as we see in Los Angeles. They’re the ones who decide what the pensions are and whether or not they’re going to embellish them,” she said during an interview with MSNBC.