Grammy award-winning musician Pharrell Williams has known as for a federal investigation into the deadly police taking pictures of his cousin alongside the Virginia coast.
Donovon Lynch was 25.
Williams made the decision in an Instagram put up on Monday after attending his cousin’s funeral in Virginia Seaside, the place Williams grew up.
“I needed to communicate at my cousin’s funeral, and was choked up with feelings,” he wrote on the social media put up. “Too many unanswered Metropolis and State questions. Respectfully, I’m calling for a Federal investigation. I additionally humbly ask that you simply all hold the household in prayer.”
An electronic mail to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Jap District of Virginia was not instantly returned.
Lynch was killed within the early morning hours of March 27 alongside town’s common oceanfront strip of motels and eating places shortly after two different close by shootings unleashed chaos. Police mentioned Lynch, a Black man, had a handgun and that it was recovered from the scene. However the officer’s physique digital camera had not been activated. The officer who killed Lynch can be Black.
The town’s police division just lately turned over the investigation into Lynch’s dying to Virginia State Police.
Lynch lived in Virginia Seaside. He was an offensive lineman for the College of Virginia’s Faculty at Sensible in the course of the 2017 and 2018 seasons and a 2019 graduate of the college.