Family of woman who died after fall from patrol car demands answers

SPARTA, Ga. (WRDW) – The family members of a Ga girl who endured lethal injuries when in deputies’ custody is demanding solutions about her death.

The household of 28-year-previous Brianna Marie Grier spoke Friday at a information meeting with regards to her death. Their legal professional, Ben Crump, suggests regulation enforcement mishandled what was a mental well being difficulty, not a felony a person.

Two Hancock County deputies were called to the family’s house in Sparta on July 15, wherever Grier was arrested, WRDW reports. The contact arrived from Grier’s parents, who say she was behaving abnormally. Her loved ones states she has a record of psychological ailment.

Brianna Marie Grier, 28, suffered fatal injuries when she fell from a moving patrol car...
Brianna Marie Grier, 28, suffered fatal accidents when she fell from a relocating patrol car or truck adhering to her arrest.(Resource: The Ben Crump Law Organization via CNN)

In the early stages of the investigation, it was identified that while deputies ended up taking Grier to the sheriff’s business, she fell out of a patrol vehicle and experienced considerable injuries.

Grier was pronounced useless from her injuries all around 1 p.m. July 21 at Grady Memorial Clinic in Atlanta. Her body was taken to the Ga Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab for an autopsy.

The GBI’s regional investigation business office in Milledgeville was asked to examine the incident. New aspects have been produced Wednesday following numerous interviews, testimonials of system digital camera footage and mechanical checks on the patrol auto. In addition, GBI unveiled the bodycam footage involving this case Friday.

Investigators concluded that the rear passenger facet door of the patrol automobile, in close proximity to wherever Grier was sitting down, was never shut.

Right after Grier was arrested, the two deputies tried to set her in the patrol car. Both deputies and Grier ended up at the rear driver’s aspect door of the patrol car or truck. Grier was on the ground refusing to get in the patrol car or truck and built a statement that she was likely to hurt herself.

To set Grier in the patrol car, one particular of the deputies walked close to and opened the rear passenger side door. The deputy then returned to the rear driver’s aspect door, and the two deputies set Grier in the backseat of the patrol car or truck.

Investigators say Grier was handcuffed in the entrance of her body and was not sporting a seatbelt.

The deputies closed the rear driver’s side door. The investigation displays that the deputy believed he shut the rear passenger side doorway.

The deputies remaining the scene and drove a shorter length. Body digital camera footage reveals the deputies experienced no other make contact with with Grier from the time she was put in the auto until she fell out of the transferring car or truck.

The GBI claims the investigation remains energetic and is nonetheless ongoing.

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