Family vows to seek justice for daughter who died after falling from moving patrol car – WSB-TV Channel 2

Family vow justice for daughter who died after falling from moving patrol car The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that while Brianna Grier was being taken to the sheriff’s office, she fell out of the patrol car and was injured.

HANCOCK COUNTY, Georgia – A family in central Georgia mourns the loss of a woman who died earlier this month when investigators said she fell from the backseat of a sheriff’s vehicle in the county of Hancock.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating how Brianna Grier allegedly fell from the back seat of the moving patrol car.

The family is now demanding answers.

“No one believes what the sheriff’s department says. It doesn’t match,” attorney Ben Crump said.

The incident happened on July 15 when Grier was having a mental episode. Rather than being taken to the hospital, she was arrested.

“When she had her episodes, we would try to get her help. They usually took him to the hospital,” Father Marvin Grier said.

At a press conference on Friday, lawyers said questions were now being raised about the circumstances surrounding her arrest and the moments after she got into the back seat of the patrol car.

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“These officers would have heard an alert, something to tell them the door is not closed properly,” Crump said.

GBI investigators determined that Grier fell from the patrol car because the door was not properly closed.

Grier was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with brain trauma. She died six days later.

“I loved Brianna and I will do everything I can to do her justice,” her mother Mary Grier said.

The family is now requesting an independent autopsy.

Meanwhile, GBI investigators say this investigation is far from over.

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