News: Press Releases

Nov 08 2013

Conyers Mourns Tragic Loss of Renisha McBride & Expresses Confidence in the Forthcoming Investigation of the Shooting Incident

(DETROIT) – Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement in response to the shooting of 19 year old Renisha McBride:

“The shooting death of Renisha McBride has left the Detroit area hurt and asking many questions about how an unarmed 19 year old young woman, reportedly seeking assistance in the middle of the night, could so tragically lose her life. There has been discussion about the impact of Michigan’s controversial stand your ground laws and whether they contributed to this incident. I have long opposed laws of this nature. I am confident that Wayne County prosecutors and law enforcement will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that justice is served for Renisha’s family. We join the greater Detroit community in mourning her passing and will closely monitor the developing investigation and legal proceedings.”