Cardi B shining light on the death of Lauren Smith-Fields helped spur a criminal investigation in Connecticut … so says the girl’s family, who is applauding the singer.
Smith-Fields’ family attorney Darnell Crosland says … Cardi was instrumental in getting Lauren’s tragic death to become a criminal case, because police launched their investigation only after Cardi spoke out.
23-year-old Lauren died while on a date, back in December, with a man she met on a dating app. The medical examiner announced Monday Lauren died from an accidental drug overdose, which the family questioned … and as public pressure continued to mount, police finally said Tuesday they were opening a criminal probe.
This is sooo scary!!!A fictional murderer character but in real life!! Justice for Lauren.Connecticut you have failed that young lady!!! pic.twitter.com/hYce46KfYD
The family’s attorney says Cardi B’s Sunday night tweet about Lauren’s death brought a lot of extra attention and made a big impact … because there’s been a ton of progress ever since.
Cardi’s got an open invitation to check in with the family, in Connecticut or virtually, for an update on the investigation’s progress and Lauren’s fam is overjoyed Cardi used her platform to speak out on behalf of their loved one.