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 tells TMZ … Cardi was instrumental in getting Lauren’s tragic death to become a criminal case, because police launched their investigation only after Cardi spoke out.
As you know … 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.
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 we’re told Lauren’s fam is overjoyed CB used her platform to speak out on behalf of their loved one.