DETROIT (WXYZ) — The family of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom, a Detroit father shot and killed during a police raid in April, 2015, will now have his death reviewed by the Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
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“We are committed to making certain that residents of our state have confidence in our justice system. As with any case involving allegations of police misconduct, we are more than willing to sit down with the attorneys for Mr. Kellom’s family and with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office,” says Communications Director Kelly Rossman-McKinney.
The Kellom family says a response from the Michigan AG represents a big step towards getting justice. They also tell us they hope it will help expose the truth.
“We want an end to the cover up, and for us to be able to get the answers the family deserves,” says family attorney Nabih Ayad.
ICE agent Mitchell Quinn was part of a raid at a Detroit home and pulled the trigger killing Kellom, who was wanted for allegedly robbing a pizza delivery man. Along with the state AG, the Wayne County Prosecutor has also pledged to review the case.
This comes after veteran DPD Officer Darell Fitzgerald gave a different account of the shooting during testimony in a civil case.
“Also, we know that the lead detective on the case was too close to the same agents and officers he was investigating, creating a scenario of the fox guarding the hens,” Ayad said.
Fitzgerald recently stated Kellom never held a hammer in his hand or lunged at agents before being shot, contrary to prior testimony. Both the Michigan AG and the Wayne Co. Prosecutor say they plan to do a thorough review, however no specific deadline for completion has been set.