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Request DOJ Investigation of VBPD and Officers who killed Donovon Lynch

Petition started by Cameron Bertrand

Donovon Lynch was a beloved 25-year-old African American college graduate, entrepreneur, and former high school football and basketball all-star who was killed by a Virginia Beach Police Officer on March 26, 2021, at the Virginia Beach oceanfront despite the fact that he committed no crime.

​Donovon was a 2014 graduate of Norfolk Christian School and a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia College at Wise. There are many questions that remain unanswered regarding the circumstances of Donovon’s tragic killing. Without justice, it is extremely hard for our families experiencing trauma to even begin to heal from every parent's nightmare. No parent should have to bury their child; but together, through strength in numbers, we can make sure Donovon's name and legacy is lifted in light through true justice.

Although we would trade anything to have Donovon back here with us, his love and passion continues to live in our hearts as we uplift and honor the positive impact he had on thousands of people around the world. With the support of each signature on this petition, we will continue to organize at the local, state, and federal level to demand the advocacy, transparency, and representation this case deserved from day one. Information and evidence have been withheld and tampered with throughout the duration of this investigation; with proper oversight from the Department of Justice, we believe each individual involved should be charged and held accountable for the trauma they have caused the Lynch family.

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States.

We the undersigned, join the Donovon Wayne Lynch Foundation in request a federal investigation from the DOJ of the Virginia Beach Police Department and each individual connected to the murder of Donovon Lynch by VBPD Officer Solomon D. Simmons.

The Virginia legal system has failed to protect and serve our families, and our communities. It is our obligated duty to come together and stand together so that no parent has to bury their child at the hands of police brutality ever again.

Thank you all, for your outpouring love and support and please visit to join our campaign for #JusticeForDonovonLynch

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