June 16, 2021
Pressley, Edwards, MA Elected Officials of Color Formally Request Independent Investigation Into Mikayla Miller’s Death
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, along with Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, State Representatives Nika Elugardo, Brandy Fluker Oakley, Russell Holmes, Liz Miranda, and Boston City Councilors At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, Michelle Wu, and Julia Mejia, and Boston City Councilors Ricardo Arroyo and Andrea Campbell, sent a letter to Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan requesting a thorough, transparent, and independent investigation into the recent death of Mikayla Miller, a 16-year-old Hopkinton resident who was found dead in the woods not far from her home on April 18.
In their letter, the elected officials specifically questioned whether Mikayla’s death was a hate crime and if she was driven to suicide due to bullying because of her race and sexual orientation.
To read the full text of the letter, click here.
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