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Patterson family asks for federal investigation into Sunday's incident

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Saturday marked the funeral for the other man who was killed in Sunday's incident, 49-year-old Eddie Patterson was laid to rest at Kingdom Authority Church in downtown Rockford. 

While the evening was filled with tears and somber stories remembering Patterson, it was also a chance for the family to urge the community for what they say is a fair investigation.

Patterson's family and Kingdom Authority Church are together asking for a federal investigation into what happened on Sunday. 

Around 1 a.m., 49-year old Patterson died during a traffic stop. A Rockford Police Officer also died. 

The incident is currently under investigation by the Winnebago-Boone Integrity Task Force. 

However, Patterson's family and Kingdom Authority say want a more thorough outside investigation to take place to avoid bias. 

In a speech at Patterson's funeral, Pastor Melvin Brown says what happened was a terrible tragedy for both families and both deserve to know the truth of what happened. 

Pastor Brown says the family of Patterson has an attorney. They are planning a march on Monday from Kingdom Authority to Rockford City Hall. 

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