Family seek answers in death of black man found hanging from tree in California

Amid protests against racial mistreatment and injustice across the US, protestors and the family of a 24-year-old black man found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, California have called for answers. 

On Saturday hundreds of people marched in Palmdale following the death of Robert Fuller who was found hanging from a tree near city hall early Wednesday. During the demonstration, Los Angeles Supervisor Kathryn Barger formally called for an investigation into the death by the state’s attorney general.

Authorities initially said the death appeared to be a suicide, but are awaiting the results of an autopsy. 

“Everything that they’ve been telling us has not been right,” Fuller’s sister, Diamond Alexander, who was among the protestors said, the New York Times reported. “We’ve been hearing one thing. Then we hear another. And we just want to know the truth.”

“My brother was not suicidal. He wasn’t,” she added.

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