Society & Culture
Leid Stories - 03.24.15
Q’s Life Still Matters: A Family’s Quest for Justice In A Police Killing (Part 3)
L’Sana DJahspora, the father of 20-year-old game designer Cinque “Q” DJahspora, learned on the night of Nov. 6, 2014 that his son was dead—shot by a Jackson, Tennessee, police officer near the condominium complex where the DJahsporas lived.
The way police dealt with him—when when they came to his door to inform him of the incident and that his son was taken to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital—unnerved him, L’Sana said in Part 1 (March 17). Their curtness turned into open hostility at the hospital, where he went to identify his son, he said. He was given very little information about what had happened, and the little that he did get just wasn’t adding up. L’Sana said he began to suspect a coverup was in the making.
In Part 2 (March 19), L’Sana described his battle to get information and official documentation and reports about how and why his son was killed—“executed,” he alleged, noting that Q was shot in the back (the trajectory of the bullet pointing downward, suggesting he was shot while laying on the ground), and the medical examiner ruled Q’s death a homicide.
In today’s installment, L’Sana takes us deeper into the legal labyrinth he and his family have been navigating in their quest for answers and justice. More and more, he says, their suspicions of a coverup proved to be valid.
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