Barger, State Legislators Call For State AG To Investigate Palmdale Death
County and state officials who represent Palmdale are calling for the state Attorney General to investigate the death of a young black man found who was found hanging from a tree in a public park last Wednesday.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department said 24-year-old Robert Fuller appeared to have died by suicide, but family and friends say his death looks more like a lynching.
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger on Saturday sent a letter to the state's top law enforcement official formally asking for an inquiry.
"Today, I asked California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra to conduct an independent investigation into the death of Mr. Robert Fuller," Barger said.
State Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblymember Tom Lackey, both Republicans from the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys, also called for Becerra to investigate the death.
The L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner has deferred reporting a cause of death for Fuller, pending further investigation.
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