Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee calls for investigation into hanging death

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, asks questions during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed changes to police practices and accountability on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

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UPDATED 2:05 PM PT — Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has called for an investigation into the hanging death of a Hispanic man in Houston, Texas. On Wednesday, Lee stated no instance like this one should go uninvestigated, given the circumstances.

An unidentified Hispanic man was found hanging in Houston on Monday. According to investigators, foul play was not involved. Authorities designated his death a suicide after his family confirmed he was suicidal.

However, locals who were near the scene refused to believe it was a suicide.

“With everything that’s been transpiring, with all of the hangings that have been taking place between the last two weeks, why wouldn’t you automatically assume foul play?” asked one local. “Like, no one is hanging themselves from a tree.”

The incident in Houston came weeks after two black men were found hanging in California in separate incidents.

Rep. Lee has said she will make sure this case is investigated thoroughly.

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