DETROIT (WXYZ) - Congressman John Conyers announced Wednesday that the FBI and the Department of Justice are reviewing the shooting death of Aiyana Jones.
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 statement saying:
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 events.”