Gambia go search for probe into US police death of citizen


Reports has it that the government of Gambia has demanded a “transparent, credible and objective investigation” into the shooting death of one of its citizens – the son of a retired diplomat – by police in the United States. Africa-News reports.
Momodou Lamin Sisay was shot after a car chase in the town of Snellville, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). After he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 39-year-old, Momodou Lamin who reportedly lived in the nearby town of Lithonia, was the son of Lare Sisay, a Gambian diplomat who once worked for the United Nations Development Programme.
Gambian media quoted Lare Sisay as saying he was withholding judgment on the incident pending results of an autopsy and findings from a private investigator, while referring to his son as “somebody who abhors violence”.
The incident came amid widespread demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice after the death of another Black man in the country, George Floyd, at the hands of white police.
In recent days, African leaders have denounced police violence targeting Black people in the US.
And on Friday, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the head of the African Union Commission, strongly condemned the murder of Floyd and said Friday the continental body rejected the continuing discriminatory practices against Black citizensof the US. Africa-News reports.


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