SPARTANBURG, SC- The National Action network is asking the justice department to investigate Delvin Simmons’ death.
The organization said in a news conference Thursday that they feel deadly force was used.
They also mentioned that the police department is trying to assassinate Simmons’ character by saying he was involved in multiple car break-ins and they didn’t have proof.
The family and this network say they have no faith in SLED’s investigation.
Delvin Simmons was shot and killed by Spartanburg Methodist Police after they say he hit an officer with his car, following car break ins on the campus.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says that around 40 cars had been gone through at Gardner Webb University, but items out of 6 of the cars had been stolen.
Reporting by Christine Scarpelli