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ATLANTA, GA - The family of Brianna Grier, a Black woman who died after she fell out of a police car on July 15, 2022 called for action at her funeral in Atlanta on Thursday. Joined by members of the Georgia NAACP, NAN, and Until Freedom, the family of Brianna Grier grieved and demand answers for her untimely death.

"I'm gonna miss Brianna and I do want justice for her murder," said Mary Grier, Brianna's mother.

Grier died after she fell from a moving Hancock County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle on July 15th during an arrest, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation which is still investigating the case.

Grier's parents called the police to their home when she having a mental health crisis, according to a statement from civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family. This was not the first time they had called for help, however this was the first time only law enforcement responded.

Attorney Gerald Griggs, President of the Georgia NAACP, noted that no family should have to bury their loved one becuase of the unncessary actions of public servants. "This family deserves anwers after they are given time to grieve the loss of Brianna. We will continue to lift up her name and their demand for justice," said Griggs.

The family has a final internment planned on Friday in Sparta, Ga. They want Brianna to be the face of mental haelth adocacy in Georgia and resources to be increased for those that need mental health services. Activists including the Georgia NAACP plan to support the push for transperancy and accountability in the Brianna Grier case.



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