Attorneys representing a Connecticut man who suffered a severe harm to his neck and backbone whereas in police custody final month say the household desires a federal civil rights investigation into the incident.
Household Lawyer Ben Crump stated he’s assembly with the Division of Justice Friday to relay the calls for of Randy Cox’s household to US Lawyer Vanessa Roberts Avery.
Avery’s workplace stated they’re “carefully monitoring the continued investigations into the circumstances” based on an announcement Wednesday.
Cox’s sister stated police didn’t inform their mom of the incident when it occurred, “they didn’t say something till 20 hours after the actual fact, he was already right here, he already had the surgical procedure, already within the restoration within the ICU,” LaQuavius LeGrant stated talking at a information convention Friday.
A “march for justice” is scheduled to happen Friday afternoon close to downtown New Haven.
“That’s an integrity concern, that’s a compassion concern, that may be a character concern, and we have now to delve into these specific topic issues as a result of there’s no approach we’re going to vary the New Haven police division if we don’t delve into the character concern,” NAACP Connecticut State Convention President Scot X. Esdaile stated about how Cox was mishandled by police.
One other household lawyer, RJ Weber, reacted to Thursday’s announcement from New Haven police that they have been implementing police reforms and officer coaching modifications within the wake of Cox’s demise.
Metropolis officers introduced they are going to remove the usage of police vans just like the one Cox rode in for many prisoner transports and can use marked police autos as an alternative. Mayor Justin Elicker additionally introduced that if a prisoner seems to want medical consideration or requests it, officers shall be required to right away name for an ambulance. Prisoners can even be required to put on seat belts in any transport automobile, amongst different modifications, based on officers. The van carrying Cox was not outfitted with seat belts Elicker beforehand introduced.
“Even with the implantation of those insurance policies, it comes all the way down to the people, the people sporting the uniforms,” Weber stated. “The people who’ve these folks of their custody, to implement the insurance policies, and to deal with these folks, primarily brown and Black folks with care, with respect, and with humanity that anybody and everybody would anticipate.”