Family of Dontrunner Robinson march at city hall demanding justice

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- A Baton Rouge family is looking for answers after the autopsy report for Dontrunner Robinson became available to them eight years later.

In 2013, Robinson died after reportedly swallowing drugs while detectives searched his home for drugs on Flag Street.

The East Baton Rouge Parish coroner ruled the death as asphyxiation.

The images from 2013 are too graphic to show but depict “blunt force injuries of facial region of head, of neck, and shoulders, and chest, and of left arm, and left leg,” according to the forensic pathologist’s report.

“In my opinion, it’s a cover-up. Dontrunner Robinson did not just die because he had a bag of coke that got caught in his throat. He died as a result of being beaten,” said Ronald Haley, the family’s attorney.

The march began at 8 p.m. at city hall.

“The whole experience is traumatizing. I feel robbed,” Ayesha Robinson, Dontrunner’s daughter said.

The family and members of NAACP plan to march at city hall every Friday afternoon until they reach justice.

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