MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump will hold a news conference on September 25 with the family of Gershun Freeman, co-counsel Jake Brown and Brice Timmons, and community supporters to discuss the nine recent indictments of staff from the Shelby County Jail for their involvement in Freeman’s death.
Gershun Freeman, a 33-year-old man, died on October 5, 2022, in Shelby County Jail after a violent altercation with officers. During the altercation. His body was found to have multiple bruises and lacerations when he died, and his death would later be ruled a homicide. Footage released after his death revealed several correctional officers beating Freeman to death as he was naked and restrained in handcuffs.
Family of Gershun Freeman
Attorney Ben Crump
Attorney Jake Brown
Attorney Brice Timmons
Kermit Moore, President of NAACP Memphis Chapter
Josh Spickler, Executive Director of Just City
September 25, 2023, at 11 am CT
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
70 N. Bellevue Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38104
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