Georgia to pay $4.8M in state trooper's killing of Black man
The state of Georgia has agreed to pay a $4.8 million legal settlement to the family of a Black man who was fatally shot by a state trooper trying to pull him over for a broken tail light. The trooper who killed Julian Lewis was swiftly fired by the Georgia State Patrol and charged with murder following the 2020 killing. Atlanta attorney Andrew Lampros said state officials agreed to mediate a settlement to avoid a civil lawsuit over 60-year-old Lewis' death.news.yahoo.com
A grand jury chose not to indict a fired Georgia state trooper who shot and killed a Black man during a traffic stop over a broken taillight
Ex-Georgia state trooper Jacob Thompson had been arrested on charges of murder and aggravated assault in the Aug. 7 death of 60-year-old Julian Lewis.news.yahoo.com
No indictment for Georgia officer who killed Black driver
A grand jury has declined to indict a former Georgia state trooper who shot and killed a Black man last year after trying to pull him over for a broken tail light. Jacob Thompson, who worked for the Georgia State Patrol, had been arrested on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault in the Aug. 7 death of 60-year-old Julian Lewis. After the case was presented to a Screven County grand jury Monday, the grand jurors did not indict Thompson on any of the charges.news.yahoo.com
Family of man shot by Georgia trooper to sue state for money
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Relatives of man shot to death by a Georgia state trooper now charged with murder plan to sue the state for wrongful death. Lawyers for relatives of Julian Lewis filed notice Monday in federal court in Savannah. Thompson forced Lewis off the road after trying to pull him over for a broken tail light, then shot Lewis in the head. Lewis’s family demands $1 million in damages, the most allowed by state law. The family also plans a federal civil rights lawsuit demanding more money.