Georgia Family files $100 Million Dollar lawsuit in wrongful death of Brianna Grier
DECATUR, Ga. - The family of a Georgia mother who died after falling out of a moving patrol car after her arrest have filed a $100 million civil rights lawsuit over her death Wednesday. Brianna Grier, a 28-year-old mother of 4-year-old twin daughters, suffered significant injuries on July 15, 2022, and died days later at an Atlanta hospital.
Gerald Griggs, president of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, said the state "has a problem" with police brutality and does not properly respond to mental health emergencies. He called on the governor to fully fund mental health facilities. "Far too often we have individuals in mental health distress, and the only organization or the only individuals that can respond are law enforcement. And in this case, like countless other cases, it ended in the untimely and illegal death of an innocent person," Griggs said.