Secoriea Turner, 8, was shot and killed during protests in July 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia due to police and the city neglect.
Turner, her mother and a friend of her mother were riding a car near the restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by a police officer. A group of people gathered near the restaurant to protest against police brutality. One of protesters fired several shots at the car, Turner was wounded. She died of injuries.
The city planned to clear the area, but council member asked for more time to talk with protesters. The protester who shot Turner turned himself in.
In June 2021, Turner’s family sued the city and the police department and accused them of failing to provide an adequate level of security.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
“None of what we’re doing will ever bring our baby back. Her life is priceless,” said her mother, Charmaine Turner. “We’re forced to live through this day by day. We deserve justice. Someone needs to be held accountable.”
The lawsuit alleges city leaders were “negligent in their duties by failing to remove armed vigilantes who had gathered alongside peaceful protesters at the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police neglect and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.