NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The family of the man shot and killed by a state trooper in West Haven met with the state’s attorneys for New Haven and Middlesex Counties on Thursday.
This meeting comes after the family of 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane sat down with West Haven’s mayor and police chief last week. During those meetings, they were calling for all West Haven police to have and body cams. Right now, they don’t have any footage from the more than a dozen officers who responded.
Rev. Dr Boise Kimber, along with members of the Soulemane family, spent some time Thursday morning receiving some new updates on the deadly force investigation, as detectives work to bring closure to the case.
Now media was not allowed inside the meeting but clergy members say the meeting was productive, adding prosecutors are working closely with the family and keeping them abreast of the newest additions to the investigation, including a team of detectives.
This comes nearly a month after Mubarak Soulemane allegedly carjacked a ride share car at knife point and led police on a chase from Norwalk to West Haven ending in fatal gun fire by a Connecticut state trooper. Clergy members say more work has to be done.
“We feel as though they are doing a thorough investigation thus far. They have about six or seven investigators on this and they even have a detective from Waterbury. We have two people from New Haven working on it, along with this attorney. So we feel optimistic that something will come out of this,” said Kimber, First Calvary Baptist Church.
Clergy members say a protest will be held in West Haven later this month to protest.