MEMPHIS, Tenn. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel attorney Jake Brown and attorney Brice Timmons released a statement in response to the newly released footage in the death of Gershun Freeman.
Gershun Freeman died in Shelby County Jail after an altercation 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.
Attorneys released the following statement:
“The death of Gershun Freeman is yet another shocking example of police brutality in the Memphis and Shelby County criminal justice systems. The newly released footage is visual evidence that at least 10 officers brutalized and beat Gershun to death, when he was naked and clearly suffering from a mental health crisis. Gershun’s family thanks District Attorney Glenn Funk’s office for their transparency in this, and we are confident that their office will bring these officers to justice on the criminal side.”
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