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Wayne County Prosecutor's office will release Terrance Kellom investigation "in the near future"

Jul 9, 2015

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy
Credit http://www.waynecounty.com/prosecutor/

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office says it's still investigating the death of Terrance Kellom, a 20-year-old man fatally shot by a federal agent in April.

“We are waiting for a report that we expect to receive in the near future,” said spokesperson Maria Miller on Thursday afternoon. “We must have that before a decision can be made in this matter. We do not expect to release anything at this time.”

But Friday morning a group of activists plan to hold a silent vigil outside the courthouse, saying the prosecutor promised the investigation would be released by tomorrow.

According to a press release from Michigan United:

“Ten weeks after 19 year old Terrance Kellom was shot and killed by ICE agent Mitchell Quinn, little more can be now be confirmed about what happened than on that day in April. Even the autopsy has remained sealed while the county prosecutor’s office conducts its own investigation.

“When the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality held a rally  June 18th in the Northwest Detroit neighborhood where they expressed the need for transparency, oversight and accountability, Kym Worthy said the report would be ready “very soon”. When the group protested outside ICE headquarters the next week, she told a reporter that answers would be available within two weeks. On Friday, she runs out of time and excuses.

“So on tomorrow morning, community members will hold a silent vigil to welcome Worthy as she comes into work on the last day of her self-imposed deadline. If she keeps her promise, area pastors and community leaders will be there to thank her for allowing the process to move ahead; if not, they will restate the need for transparency in the investigation, oversight of the officers involved and accountability of our elected officials in these matters of life and death.”