The mother and father of a Georgia girl who died after she fell from a transferring patrol automotive following her arrest fought again tears on Friday as they demanded solutions of their daughter’s dying.
Brianna Grier, 28, suffered important accidents on 15 July and died six days later at an Atlanta hospital. The Georgia bureau of investigation mentioned this week that the deputies who put Grier at the back of a patrol automotive to take her to the Hancock county sheriff’s workplace failed to shut the rear passenger-side door earlier than driving away.
“We’re attempting to get solutions of what actually occurred … We ain’t attempting to start out no drawback,” a tearful Marvin Grier, Brianna’s father, mentioned throughout a information convention, his voice catching a number of instances. He was joined by Brianna’s mom and sister, Mary and Lottie Grier.
Grier was arrested after Hancock county sheriff’s deputies have been referred to as to a house in Sparta, the GBI has mentioned. The deputies put Grier at the back of a patrol automotive, however she was not sporting a seatbelt, her arms have been cuffed in entrance of her and the rear passenger-side door was by no means closed, in response to GBI investigators.
The GBI has not mentioned why deputies have been referred to as to the house or why Grier was arrested. The distinguished civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who’s representing her household, mentioned Grier was taken into custody after a psychological well being disaster.
“But once more now we have one other African American citizen killed in simply an unbelievable manner whereas within the custody of the police,” Crump mentioned on the Friday information convention in downtown Decatur, a suburb of Atlanta.
He addressed Grier’s mother and father: “We gained’t allow them to sweep your child daughter’s dying underneath the rug.”
Crump mentioned his group would examine what failures triggered Grier to fall out of the automotive whereas it was transferring and endure a mind harm that put her in a coma till she died on 21 July.
The president of the Georgia State Convention of the NAACP, Gerald Griggs, referred to as on state and county officers for solutions.
“To the Hancock county sheriff, it’s time to be clear,” Griggs mentioned. “It’s time to be accountable. To the GBI, it’s time for y’all to satisfy with this household. To the governor, it’s time so that you can acknowledge, once more, that Georgia has a police accountability drawback.”
The GBI has mentioned brokers have finished interviews, reviewed a number of physique digital camera movies and finished mechanical assessments on the patrol automotive as a part of the continued investigation into Grier’s dying.