Josef Richardson’s family and attorney say, they’re unaware of investigation findings


The investigation into Josef Richardson’s death is over but his family says they are still in the dark.

“When we had two meetings with state police they ensured us they would keep us updated on the investigation and they would call us before they said anything is done and we found out from you today.”

Family’s spokesperson, Reynard Douglass said, the past four months has been hard and the news of the investigation doesn’t ease the pain.

“We want to know the answers but we’re weary of the answers we’re going to get” said Douglas.

In July, 38-year-old Josef Richardson  was shot and killed  by West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy, Vance Matranga. 

Friday morning, the Louisiana State Police released their findings but only to the State’s Attorney General’s office.

“I think it is a good thing that it’s taken out of the hands of the West Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office.”

Ron Haley represents the Richardson family. He said, they’ve waited long enough and now it’s time for state police to be transparent.

“from day one until whatever day this is right now, be patient, be patient. They want patience from the family, the want patience from the community. They said patience until the results are in and they’ll be disclosed.  The results are in and yet they have not been disclosed. The time for patience is up, we’re demanding action” said Haley. 

While the family awaits the results to be made public. Douglas said, they won’t rest until it’s done.

“Once they give us some type of report, it’s still not over. We’re going to fight this to the end.”

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