Pharrell Williams calls for investigation after cousin shot dead by police


Pharrell Williams has called for a federal investigation after his cousin was shot dead by police in the US. The Grammy-winning artist went to Donovon Lynch’s funeral this week. Donovon, who was 25, was shot and killed in Virginia on 26 March by a police officer after three separate shootings in the area. Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) said he was “brandishing a handgun” before he was shot. The gun was recovered afterwards, officers said. A criminal investigation into what happened is ongoing, the force says. There will also be an independent investigation by a prosecutor and a review by VBPD’s internal affairs department. But Pharrell says there are “too many unanswered city and state questions” so is calling for an investigation at a higher federal level.(BBC)…[+]