Family of Shanquella Robinson holds rally in Washington, says investigation is in U.S. hands

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The family of Shanquella Robinson, along with many supporters, called on the State Department and Department of Justice to take action Friday morning, since the U.S. has not provided the family with much information about their investigation.

Months after Shanquella was killed on a trip to Mexico, the Robinsons have not wavered in their search for the truth about what really happened to their daughter. They gathered in Washington, D.C., with attorneys and supporters, saying the U.S. needs to pick up the ball on the investigation.

Channel 9′s Joe Bruno has been following this story since the beginning and was in Washington, D.C., on Friday morning at the rally.

“I have not been able to rest since October 29th of 2022. I got the call of her death,” said Shanquella’s sister, Quilla Long, “I also was told lies about her death and I witnessed among others of the world, a video of a death. This journey has been frustrating the feeling of disheartenment towards our government. I feel like our government has failed us. Now we got to take extra steps and measurements as far as rallies, as far as press conferences, and mailing letters, I feel like we should not have to do this. It’s been five months and something should have been done.”


“The people who knew what happened to my daughter are living their lives,” said Shanquella’s mother, Sallamondra Robinson “They have returned to work and my family is left to wait. And we beg for answers. I am here as an American citizen to ask our president and everyone with the power to get justice for my daughter to help me, please help me and my family.”

Attorneys Sue-Ann Robinson and Ben Crump say the Robinson family has been patient enough with the State Department and Department of Justice, but now is the time for answers.

“The ball is clearly in United States court. The state department and the Department of Justice, the ball is in your court; do what you have to do,” Sue-Ann Robinson said.

“Mexico has advised that their investigation is complete,” Attorney Ben Crump said, “They have identified a suspect that suspect is currently out free in the United States of America, and that is not right, that the suspects and the people involved are sleeping comfortably in their own beds at night.”

Prosecutors in Mexico say that an arrest warrant has been issued for one of the people who accompanied Shanquella on the trip to Mexico. That person hasn’t been officially identified.

>>>In the video at the top of the page, leaders from the NAACP, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C. demand justice for Shanquella and outline who they think is responsible for her death.

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