SPARTA, Ga. – The Ga Bureau of Investigation on Friday released bodycam online video connected to the death of a Georgia woman who fell from a going patrol car or truck through her arrest previously this month.
Brianna Grier, 28, endured major injuries July 15 and died July 21 at an Atlanta medical center. Grier was arrested after Hancock County sheriff’s deputies were named to a residence in Sparta, the GBI has claimed. The deputies place Grier in the again of a patrol vehicle, but she was not carrying a seatbelt, her palms had been cuffed in front of her and the rear passenger-side doorway was under no circumstances shut, in accordance to GBI investigators.
The GBI declared this 7 days that the deputies who place Grier in the back again of the patrol car or truck failed to shut the rear passenger-facet door in advance of driving absent.
The GBI has not said why deputies were referred to as to the property or why Grier was arrested. Outstanding civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing her relatives, claimed Grier was taken into custody following a psychological well being crisis.
In the movie, deputies can be noticed responding to a visibly distraught and erratic Grier. A temporary struggle ensues where deputies can be noticed carrying Grier, who is in handcuffs, by all fours. In the video, Grier can be heard telling deputies that she is not drunk and asks them to breathalyzer her several periods. Grier can also be heard threatening her personal lifetime.
“I guess you I hang myself as shortly as I get in there,” she says. “You can find much more than one way to destroy yourself.”
Afterwards in the online video, deputies can be noticed inserting Grier in the patrol car or truck. Much less than a moment into the travel, the deputy operating the automobile Grier was put in can be noticed stopping the car or truck, acquiring out and going for walks a several yards again up the highway to where Grier can be observed on the floor.
At a person point, a deputy can be observed tapping Grier a number of moments expressing, “Brianna, Brianna,” in what appears to be an endeavor to get her to answer. When she fails to react, the deputy can be listened to contacting for healthcare aid. A second deputy seems from yet another car who shifts Grier about from her belly to her back again and commences administering aide.
“Consider the cuffs off. Sit up Briana. You all proper. Below you go,” the 2nd deputy can be listened to stating.
About a minute later on, the deputies can be listened to questioning how Grier acquired the back again door open up.
“How’d she leap out the car or truck, it truly is not supposed to unlock from the back again,” a deputy can be listened to stating.
Around the conclusion of the online video, Grier is laying on her again visibly unconscious but nevertheless breathing.
The video does not exhibit Grier slipping out of the car or truck.
The GBI’s launch of the video clip comes after Grier’s loved ones held a push convention demanding answers in her demise.
The GBI has claimed agents have accomplished interviews, reviewed various physique digicam video clips and carried out mechanical assessments on the patrol car or truck. The investigation is ongoing.