A Woman Died While in Custody of Hancock County Sheriff's Department - The Family Demands Answers
The family of a Black woman from middle Georgia are demanding answers after she died while in custody of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the GBI, deputies put Brianna Grier in the back of a patrol car, but she was not wearing a seatbelt, her hands were cuffed in front of her, and the rear passenger-side door was never closed.
"[The Sheriff's Department] allege[s] that this Black Woman who is not very heavy manages to get out the back of a police car with handcuffs on," said the family's attorney, Ben Crump, at a Friday press conference in Atlanta.
Grier was seriously injured falling out of the moving car on July 15th and died on July 21 at an Atlanta hospital.