As we mourn the tragic death of Lavell Lane, it is important to reflect on the systemic racism and police brutality that exists in our society. Racism has been a persistent issue for centuries, one that has caused countless injustices and violence. The death of George Floyd has highlighted this issue once again, making it impossible to ignore. We must work together to create meaningful change and ensure that such tragedies do not happen again. This moment is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and take action towards anti-racism and justice for all.
The family is demanding answers, which they claim they have asked for repeatedly but have not yet received. According to family members, Lavell Lane, 29, of Gaffney was detained in the Spartanburg County Detention Center after being apprehended on suspicion of walking on the street on October 2 in the evening. The next day, he passed away there. The family said at a news conference on October 12 that they had not been told how Lane died and that the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office has ignored their demands for information, citing an ongoing investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division. The family announced they were looking for recordings of the proceedings on video and audio.