Cardi B’s public clamor over Lauren Smith-Fields’ death prompted a criminal inquiry in Connecticut. The girl’s relatives, who are praising the performer for the brave stunt, agrees.
Darnell Crosland, Smith-Fields’ family attorney, tells TMZ how Cardi played a significant role in turning Lauren’s terrible death into a criminal case, as police only began their investigation after Cardi spoke out.
As you are aware, Lauren, 23, died in December while on a date with a man she met on a dating app. Lauren died via an accidental drug overdose, according to the medical examiner, which the family highly questioned. As public pressure mounted, police said on Tuesday that a criminal investigation would be launched.
Cardi B’s Sunday night tweet demanding “Justice for Lauren” and accusing Connecticut of failing her, according to the family’s attorney, drew a lot of attention and had a major impact because there has been a great deal of improvement since then.
Cardi has an open invitation to check in with the family, in person or electronically, for an update on the investigation’s status. Lauren’s family is said to be happy that Cardi B used her platform to speak up on their behalf.
“Cardi was instrumental in getting Lauren’s tragic death to become a criminal case, because police launched their investigation only after Cardi spoke out.”
On Sunday, Cardi tweeted about the horrifying incident, saying:
“This is sooo scary!!!A fictional murderer character but in real life!! Justice for Lauren.Connecticut you have failed that young lady!!!”
Crosland went on to say that the double diamond rapper’s tweet about Lauren’s death drew a lot of attention and had a major influence, as there has been a lot of development since then. Cardi was recently dubbed “an angel” by a relative of the victims of the horrific Bronx apartment fire for collaborating with New York Mayor Eric Adams to assist families affected by the incident.
Lauren Smith-Fields, 23, died while on a date with a man she met on a dating app in December. Lauren died in an accidental drug overdose, according to the medical examiner, which the family disputes. Following Cardi’s public call for Lauren’s justice, authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.