JACKSON, Miss. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released the following statement on the mishandling of the exhumation of Dexter Wade by Hinds County, Mississippi.
Dexter’s mother was notified last week by the attorney for the Hinds County Board that the exhumation would be at 11:30 am CT on Monday, November 13. The family, their attorneys, members of the media, and community advocates planned to be there and witness the exhumation. Without notice, Dexter’s body was exhumed at 8 am CT without any family being present.
Attorney Crump has released the following statement:
“There is no excuse for the way this case has been handled. Every time Ms. Wade takes a step toward getting answers as to what happened to her son, Jackson officials bring her two steps back. We hoped today that Ms. Wade could receive some answers and closure, but once again she is just left with more questions and even more trauma.
“Since the day that Dexter Wade was struck and killed by a Jackson Police Department cruiser, the truth and facts of this case have been heavily obscured. Dexter’s mother did not know what happened to her son for months, even after her tireless efforts and multiple requests to officials to help her, and long after he had been identified. Justice delayed is justice denied, and we will keep fighting for justice in Dexter’s name until his mother gets the closure she deserves.”
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