ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Attorneys with The Davis Bozeman and Cochran Law Firms are blaming Councilwoman Joyce Shepard, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the City of Atlanta for the death of Secoriea Turner, 8. They announced their intent to file a lawsuit during a press conference on October 19, 2020.
“The city, Joyce Shepard, and the mayor were aware of a very dangerous set of circumstances outside of the Wendy’s,” said Mawuli Davis, an attorney with The Davis Bozeman Law Firm.
Secoriea Turner was shot and killed near the Wendy’s parking lot on University Avenue during ongoing protests that followed the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks. “There were memos sent to the police department not to provide services in that area,” said The Cochran Firm Atlanta Attorney Shean Williams.
They say the city willfully allowed armed vigilantes to occupy the public street in Shepard’s district. Police have said the vigilantes shot at the vehicle Secoriea was riding in when the driver attempted to go around.
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