Joshua Feast's Family Calls For La Marque Police Firing Ahead Of Independent Autopsy Release

WISCONSIN, USA - AUGUST 25: Attorney Benjamin Crump speaks as family members of Jacob Blake hold press conference in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States on August 25, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Joshua Feast's Family Calls For La Marque Police Firing Ahead Of Independent Autopsy Release

Attorney Ben Crump is also calling for the body camera footage to be released.

Published December 16th

Written by BET Staff

Civil right attorney Ben Crump is expected to release independent autopsy results that may confirm Joshua Feast was shot in the back by police.

According to the Star Tribune, during a Tuesday press conference, Crump said the results would be released on Wednesday (December 16) at New Life Church in La Marque, Texas but they haven’t arisen as of 8 pm EST.

Crump, during his Tuesday presser, continued his call for a thorough investigation of the killing and for police to release body camera footage from the shooting in La Marque, about 40 miles southeast of Houston.

Feast’s family and Crump are also demanding the firing of Officer Jose Santos, who is accused of pulling the trigger of the gun that killed Feast.

RELATED: Protestors Demand Texas Police Chief’s Firing Over Joshua Feast Shooting

Dozens of demonstrators took to the streets on Saturday (December 12) to demand justice for the 22-year-old Black man who was killed on December 9 by police in La Marque, Texas.

According to Houston local station KHOU, protestors marched from a local food market to the steps of La Marque City Hall to call for the firing of Police Chief Kirk Jackson and officer Jose Santos, who police say shot Feast to death.

Investigators claim Feast was a person of interest in an ongoing investigation of recent shootings in the Houston suburb. Feast was allegedly sitting in his car when he got out and fled. According to an initial report, officers then opened fire on him. He was later taken to a hospital where he later died.

La Marque police say rifles were found at the scene but no context was provided about where they were found or who they belonged to. Investigators also claim Santos had reason to believe Feast was armed. Witnesses say Feast was running from police when he was shot.

Santos has reportedly been placed on administrative leave while the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.

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