Updated: Sep 14, 2022
-SPARTA, GA- The Georgia NAACP, with the family of Brianna Grier, joined by the SCLC, Until Freedom, Black Voters Matter, PSL, and numerous members of the Hancock County community marched for justice. The activists demanded answers for the death of Brianna Grier in police custody.
Brianna Grier, 28, fell out of the patrol car on July 15. She was pronounced dead about a week later at an Atlanta hospital according to her family. Grier, a Black woman, was arrested after the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in Sparta, Georgia for a mental health distress call.
Since her death, the family of Brianna Grier has demanded to know the truth about why their child died in the custody of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. The GBI released a preliminary statement that Brianna allegedly fell out of the unlocked passenger compartment of the patrol car. However, the GBI has yet to release a final report or give the family definitive answers about what happened to Brianna Grier.
The activists said that planned to assist the family and uplift the voice of the children of Brianna Grier. More Protests are planned moving forward with the support of the Georgia NAACP. State President Gerald Griggs stated, "we will stand with this family in demanding answers until they get the transparency and justice they deserve."