Black man's hanging death in CA under investigation after authorities rule it a suicide

City officials in Palmdale, Calif. are calling for an investigation into the death of Robert Fuller, a 24-year-old man who was found dead hanging from a tree near Palmdale City Hall.

Authorities initially determined he died by suicide, but on Saturday, Paldale city officials announced they are "officially supporting the call for an independent investigation and an independent autopsy,” local media reported. 

The move comes after protesters gathered inside and outside City Hall on Friday to demand a more thorough probe into Fuller’s death. 


The city reportedly said they are "joining the family and the community's call for justice, and we do support a full investigation into his death. We will settle for nothing less than a thorough accounting of this matter.”

Two days after Fuller’s body was found, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reportedly said that "although the investigation is on-going, it appears Mr. Fuller, tragically, committed suicide.”

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