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Group discusses Kionte Spencer investigation at supervisors meeting

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Published: May. 24, 2016 at 10:41 PM EDT
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The group "Justice for Kionte" and others continue to ask for justice. Members of the group made their voices heard at Tuesday's Roanoke County board of supervisors meeting.

Spencer was shot and killed by Roanoke County Police officers in late-February.

Reverend Alonzo Smith is part of the group and thinks the entire dash-cam video should be made public. So far, only images from police dash-cam footage were released. It showed Spencer with what police say was a BB gun in his hand. They think the full video will help clear things up.

"It feels very frustrating, very frustrating," said Reverend Smith. "It feels like the case is at a stand still and we just want to let the board know tonight that we haven't forgotten about the incident. "

"I think when there's a lot of questions that there could have been some wrongdoing, then we just want to clear that up and I think an internal investigation with no release of information whatsoever doesn't facilitate that," said Bishop Mark Bourlakas of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

On top of that, they want an independent investigation. Some of the supervisors responded to the group.

"There's a process this goes through to make sure all the evidence, everything is brought forth," said Al Bedrosian. "I'm not the police, we're county supervisors so we have to trust in the process."

Roanoke County police will hold a news conference on Wednesday to release results of the investigation.

That news conference will take place at 11:30 Wednesday morning.

We'll have the latest on air and online.

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