ATLANTA, Ga. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Eric Hertz will join with the family of Brianna Grier on May 24 to announce the filing of a lawsuit for her death. The lawsuit names Lieutenant Marlin Primus, Deputy Timothy Legette, and Sheriff Tomlyn Primus as defendants and claims that they participated in gross negligence that led to Grier’s wrongful death.
Grier, a 28-year-old Black mother of twin girls, was taken into custody by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office during a mental health crisis. While in transport, Grier was ejected out of the unsecured police vehicle and suffered brain trauma that led to her being in a coma on July 15, 2022. She died six days later on July 21.
The Family of Brianna Grier
Attorney Ben Crump
Attorney Eric Hertz
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 11:30 am ET
Old Decatur Courthouse
101 East Court Square
Decatur, Georgia 30030
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