Video shows correctional officers brutalizing a naked Freeman to death during a mental health crisis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump, co-counsel Jake Brown and Brice Timmons, and the family of Gershun Freeman will hold a news conference to address Freeman’s wrongful death and the recent release of video from the horrific attack by correctional officers.
Gershun Freeman died in Shelby County Jail after a violent interaction with officers. He was found to have multiple bruises and deep cuts when he died. Freeman’s manner of death was listed as a homicide. A nearly 14-minute video from the incident shows five officers beating Freeman to death as he was naked and handcuffed.
Family of Gershun Freeman
Family of Tyre Nichols
Attorney Ben Crump
Attorney Brice Timmons
Attorney Jake Brown
Vickie Terry, Executive Director of NAACP Memphis Branch
Friday, March 17, 2023, at 12:15 pm CT
Criminal Justice Center
201 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
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