NAACP Charleston Branch issues statement on Curnell death

NAACP Charleston Branch issues statement on Curnell death

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Chapter of the NAACP issued a statement Monday on the June 20 death of 19-year-old Denzel Curnell, calling for a federal investigation.

Though Curnell's death was ruled a suicide and the investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was closed on Friday, local NAACP leaders have maintained there are unanswered questions.

Here is the text of the statement:

Almost one month ago, the Charleston Branch of the NAACP held a press conference to express grave concerns about the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Denzel Curnell. We noted the lack of information provided by the Charleston Police Department and stated that once facts were made known, we would review them to see if justice had been done.

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