MEMPHIS, Tenn. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has been retained by siblings Latrice and Lawrence Johnson, two additional victims from Memphis youth group home, Youth Villages. Attorney Crump, the victims, and the families of other victims will hold a news conference on Wednesday, at 1 pm CT.
Attorney Crump also represents the mother of Alegend Jones, a 17-year-old Black teen who lost her life after an incident at Youth Villages. Witnesses claim that Alegend was brutally assaulted, battered, and choked before her transport to Methodist Germantown Hospital, where she died. The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) is investigating the death.
Erica Brown, mother to a 17-year-old boy who was sexually molested and physically assaulted by a staffer who was later convicted for his crimes at Youth Villages in 2016, will also speak at the news conference.
Shona Garner, mother of Alegend Jones
Erica Brown, mother of Youth Villages victim
Attorney Ben Crump
Memphis NAACP President Kermit Moore
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 1 pm CT
588 Vance Ave
Memphis, TN 38126
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