‘We need justice’ Family of Robbins man killed in crash still say no charges have been laid months later – NBC Chicago

Desmond Carter and his siblings returned to the scene of the crash on Tuesday afternoon that killed their beloved father Donald Carter in February, demanding that charges be brought against those charged in the horrific crash.

“We haven’t even had a chance to mourn our dad because we have to deal with trying to get justice for my dad,” Desmond said.

It has been three months since the 71-year-old was killed just outside his retirement home in Robbins.

“It was very difficult,” said Dashawn Reid, her daughter. “We’re not getting those phone calls anymore, no text messages, I’m watching over me, watching over her grandchildren – it’s very heartbreaking. It’s like a slap in the face.”

His relatives fought every day, waiting for charges to be filed in the case against three teenagers.

“All we’ve heard is ‘we’re waiting for this evidence, we’re waiting for this stuff to come back from the lab,'” Kenton Boyd, Jr. said. not so long.”

Acting Police Chief Robbins told NBC 5 that the case has already been presented to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and that the office is still waiting for “lab results” to come back from the Illinois State Police, but could not provide further details.

“I believe our detective division worked around the clock and did everything possible on our side and turned it over to the state,” Robbins Acting Police Chief Carl Scott said. . “We just hope and pray that justice is done the right way.”

The village mayor says he understands the family’s frustration and sympathizes with the family.

“We’re sitting around waiting for the state’s attorney, that’s the most frustrating part,” Mayor Darren Bryant said. “We did everything we could, we can’t do anything more. We stand with the family – if we could, we would have everyone in custody and locked down now.

As Robbins’ family and elected leaders ask Springfield lawmakers to change a state law to give police more time to detain minors in violent cases, relatives say they don’t care. won’t stop until someone is held accountable.

“There was a lot of unfinished stuff we had to do with him and I guess that’s our way of making sure it’s all finished,” Boyd said. “We need justice. We need answers.

NBC 5 has contacted the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for a response. A spokesperson told NBC 5 “This matter is under ongoing investigation, and we are unable to comment at this time.”

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