NAACP leaders call for independent investigation into fatal police shooting of Kionte Spencer

The interim executive director of the Virginia NAACP called for an independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old black teen armed with a BB gun in Roanoke County last month.

Jack Gravely joined Brenda Hale, the president of the Roanoke branch of the NAACP, for a press conference Wednesday evening on the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge in Roanoke. They reiterated demands Hale made last week that the Roanoke County Police Department conduct an unbiased and transparent investigation into the death of Kionte Desean Spencer.

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