The sheriff of the county of Los Angeles, Alex Villanueva, pledged Monday to conduct an investigation “push” on the death of a young black man found hanging from a tree.
“It is in our best interest to explore all of the tracks”, has launched the sheriff at a press conference, after that several thousand people had demonstrated, this weekend, to ask that all light be shed on the death of Robert Fuller, 24, Palmdale (about 80 miles from Los Angeles).
“The investigation into this death is apparently a matter of great concern, not only to Palmdale but throughout the country,” said Alex Villanueva.
Initially, the authorities had considered that Robert Fuller, who was found last Wednesday hanging by the neck from a rope suspended from a tree, had committed suicide. They have since backtracked, and ordered an autopsy.
Investigators will now examine all the clues and cctv footage to determine if he could be a victim of a crime.
The young man’s family doubts on the fact that he had ended his days and asked since the beginning of the opening of an investigation.
This death occurred while the mass protests have shaken the United States after the death of George Floyd, a black man was asphyxiated under the knee of a white policeman in Minneapolis on may 25.