Cory Watson, a nationally distinguished personal injury firm, has been retained by the family of Koby Edwards to investigate a wrongful death lawsuit against the Cuthbert Police Department. Koby Edwards was shot to death by two Cuthbert Police Department officers. The following statement is issued on behalf of his family:
We remain heartbroken in the aftermath of Koby’s tragic and completely unnecessary death at the hands of two City of Cuthbert police officers. While we understand that the Randolph County Grand Jury requested indictments be returned for reckless conduct against the two officers involved, many questions remain unanswered as to the officers’ motives in allegedly chasing down and using deadly force against a teenager while investigating a property crime.
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Far too often, black people are deprived of justice in these circumstances. We appreciate the diligent work of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and District Attorney Ronald McNease, Jr. in their investigation and presentation of evidence to the Grand Jury. While this initial proceeding is a significant first step, we look forward to uncovering the truth surrounding the death of our beloved Koby, however unsettling those facts may be.
In this country, there exists a long history of unwarranted, excessively violent, and abhorrent use of deadly force by law enforcement against black people, and especially young black men. We are deeply troubled that Koby’s life was ended under these same circumstances and demand that this cycle of violence come to an end. We want to make clear that Koby did not pose a danger to society. His unwavering dream was to serve both his community and his country as a member of the armed forces.
For those of you hurting with us, sending your kindness to us, and supporting us during this difficult time: We thank you for your love, light, and empathy. To all others, we request privacy pending the full outcome of this matter and ask that you direct any and all inquiries to our spokesperson.
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