Connecticut NAACP, Police Meeting on Lawyer Death Postponed

A meeting between Connecticut NAACP officials and police regarding the death of a 35-year-old black attorney has been postponed.

Gugsa Abraham "Abe" Dabela was found shot in the head in a wrecked car near his home in Redding last year.

Dabela's family and the NAACP are questioning determinations by police and the medical examiner's office that his death was a suicide.

The local state's attorney's office is still investigating. The state NAACP has launched its own investigation.

NAACP members were supposed to meet on Monday with Police Chief Douglas Fuchs, but the meeting was rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 because of concerns about Hurricane Joaquin. That meeting is not open to the public, according to police.

The NAACP says many questions remain about Dabela's death, including why his DNA wasn't found on the trigger of a handgun found at the crash site.

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