Did They Cover Up Lauren Smith-Fields Death?

Lauren Smith-Fields, a 23 year old black woman was found dead in her apartment on December 12, 2021 after a bumble date with Matthew LaFountain. LaFountain was the first to report her suspicious death to authorities, according to Lauren’s father.

Lauren’s brother, Lakeem Jetter told Rolling Stone that a large blood stain was found on her bed and he claimed that several other pieces of key evidence, including a used condom, lubricant and an unidentified pill, were ignored by cops.

Despite LaFountain being the last person she was with, he was not initially questioned nor arrested by the Bridgeport Police Department because “he seems like a nice guy”. According to Lauren’s father Everett, the only contact that they had with the police was from “a very insensitive, condescending and arrogant detective”.

The Medical Examiner announced earlier this week that Lauren Smith-Field’s cause of death was acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine, and alcohol. Her death has been ruled an accident.

Lauren Smith-Fields family attorney, Darnell Crosland, has notified the city of the family intention to sue due to how they handled her case. Mayor Joe Ganim revealed that the city’s office of internal affairs will “conduct a full and fair investigation” into the Bridgeport Police Department. They will investigate the family claim that they were not immediately notified by Lauren Smith-Field’s death.

Bridgeport Police Department have opened a criminal investigation into the death of Lauren Smith-Fields.

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