Los Angeles County officials have agreed to investigate the lynching of Black man, Robert Fuller — who was found hanging from a tree in California.
Fuller, 24, was found hanging from a tree in a park near Palmdale city hall in the early hours of 10 June. The county medical examiner labeled the preliminary cause of death as a suicide pending a full autopsy.
The community was outraged, denying that it was a suicide and calling out law officials for failing to acknowledge that it was a lynching.
“Robert Fuller was a young man in the prime of his life and his death is obviously very painful to many people,” said the Los Angeles county sheriff, Alex Villanueva. “It is in our interest to make sure we leave no rock unturned.”
Fuller is one of several recent lynchings that have failed to be investigated fully or receive mainstream attention. Black Twitter has been drawing attention to the lynchings and demanding justice for all of these men.