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(HOUSTON) — A family is demanding justice for what they call excessive police force.

In April, 21-year-old Joseph Roberts was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a police chase. When the car crashed, Roberts allegedly got out and raised his hands.

According to community activists, a Houston police vehicle ran over and crushed him.

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Roberts, his family and supporters are calling for HPD Chief Charles McClelland to launch a thorough investigation.

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