John Conyers announces federal review of shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones
4:14 PM, Aug 11, 2010
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Congressman John Conyers announced Wednesday that the FBI and
the Department of Justice are reviewing the shooting death of
The 7-year-old girl was killed during a Detroit Police raid in
May. It has been determined that she was shot by a police officer
during the raid. Attorney Geoffrey Fieger has filed a lawsuit
against the city on behalf of the family.
In announcing the FBI investigation, Conyers released a
The shooting of Aiyana Jones has shaken the entire city
community, and it demands a thorough, and independent
investigation. So I am pleased that the Justice Department is
acting in this case. It is plain that something went very, very
wrong in the Jones’ home last May 16, and this investigation
will shed much needed light on these tragic events. I have been
assured by the Justice Department that they will take a very
careful look at this matter and that, if the facts warrant, they
will be aggressive in responding. I appreciate this update and the
Judiciary Committee will continue to closely monitor these
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