KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump and Lee Merritt have released the following statement addressing a call with President Biden and the family of Ralph Yarl that occurred shortly before the prosecutor announced charges against the man who shot him.
The man who shot Ralph, Andrew Lester, will be charged with assault in the first degree and armed criminal action.
Attorneys released the following statement:
“Moments after the family got off the phone with President Biden, who offered his prayers for Ralph’s health and for justice, we learned that the prosecutor will be charging the man who is responsible for the deplorable shooting of this innocent boy. Gun violence against unarmed Black individuals must stop. Our children should feel safe, not as though they are being hunted. While this is certainly a step in the right direction, we will continue to fight for Ralph while he works towards a full recovery.”
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