ATLANTA, Ga. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump, attorney Michael Harper, and the family of Lashawn Thompson, a man who died after three months in Fulton County Jail, will hold a Wednesday news conference following the Fulton County Commissioners meeting to demand that the county close and replace the jail.
The cause of Thompson’s death is undetermined but his cell was found in deplorable conditions, and he had insect bites in his ears, mouth, nose, and all over his body. Lashawn was housed in the psychiatric wing of the jail due to his diagnosed mental health issues.
Family of Lashawn Thompson
Attorney Ben Crump
Attorney Michael Harper
May 3, 2023, at 10 am ET
Fulton County Government Center
141 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
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