Lawyer Transfers Court Struggle from George Floyd to Pamela Turner


Minneapolis (AP) — Convicted of former Minneapolis police officer on Tuesday Derek Chauvin The court battle in the death of another black American, Pamela Turner, has already received new attention for murder and manslaughter for fixing George Floyd’s neck on his knees.

Floyd’s family lawyer Ben Crump said for a black woman, including Turner, who was fatally shot in 2019 by police officers outside Houston after a jury announced that Shovin was guilty in all respects. Baytown, Texas, after a battle over a stun gun that said it would march for justice.

“If George Floyd was indignant at the video of the police killing, he should be indignant at the video of them killing Pam Turner. In his face, chest, and stomach,” Crump He added that the demonstration would take place in the coming weeks.

Crump, a prominent civil rights lawyer, represents Turner’s family in a federal civil rights proceeding filed on April 8.

Turner, 44, was killed in the parking lot of the apartment complex in May 2019 after a confrontation with Baytown policeman Juan Delacruz, who also lived in the complex. After the two struggled for a stun gun, Delacruz shot Turner.

Bystanders caught the conflict in the video.

Delacruz Indicted A felony that could impose a life imprisonment of five years if convicted in September 2020 on charges of weighted assault by a civil servant. According to lawyer Greg Kagle, Delacruz holds a managerial position at the Baytown Police Station.

Kagle says his client was protecting himself.

“If you have a police officer’s taser gun, you’ll have a 100% chance of being shot,” Kagle said when the proceedings were filed.

Turner’s family and his lawyer said she was suffering from a mental health crisis at the time of the shooting.Turner Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia In 2005.

Crump and Turner’s have issued a federal proceeding against the Baytown city of Delacruz and apartments to commemorate Turner’s 46th birthday. They were joined by Tamika Palmer, the mother of a black emergency medical worker, Breona Taylor, who was shot five times by a white police officer in Louisville, Kentucky when she served her warrant in March 2020.

After Turner’s murder, Baytown (more than 75,000 cities east of Houston) established a Citizens Advisory Committee in response to criticisms of several police-related cases. In September, a grand jury charged a former Baytown police officer accused of kicking a man while another person was recording a video of a traffic stop.