The family of 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez on Friday called for federal intervention in the investigation into their daughter’s shooting death by Denver police officers.
The family also criticized the way Denver police officials have released information about Monday morning’s shooting, according to a statement released from their attorney, Qusair Mohamedbhai.
“We believe that a federal investigation is the only way to uncover the truth because we have little confidence in the Denver Police Department’s ability to conduct a fair and timely investigation,” the statement said.
The family asked for U.S. Attorney John Walsh to take over the criminal investigation into the actions of the two officers who shot their daughter. And it asked the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an independent civil rights investigation in their daughter’s death.