The household of a 12-year-old that was killed in a PIT maneuver crash launched dashcam footage of the incident and is asking for regulation enforcement to be charged.
On Wednesday, Paulding County held a press convention to debate the demise of Le’Den Boykins.
In 2021, Boykins, together with one other youngster, was inside a automotive that was being chased by authorities. The chase occurred after the driving force, Charlie Moore, obtained right into a heated argument with the police. The argument led to Moore driving away and regulation enforcement following shut behind. Sadly, the state trooper carried out a PIT maneuver with the intention to cease Moore from persevering with on, however the automotive rolled right into a ditch, killing Boykins.
In the course of the press convention, Boykins’ mother and father stated Moore “does bear some responsibility” however needs authorities to be held accountable as nicely.
Boykins’ father additionally talked about the dashcam footage proving that the trooper knew the kids have been current within the automotive.
“When you see this dashcam footage, rest assured you will all know they knew that there were children in the vehicle,” his father stated.
Sadly, the footage didn’t present the youngsters. Nevertheless, the dispatcher’s audio proved deputies acknowledged and confirmed the kids’s presence.
In line with the trooper, the PIT maneuver was initiated as a result of “The longer I waited to end the pursuit. The more the suspect would jeopardize the lives of innocent bystanders on the roadway.”
Georgia NAACP President Gerald Griggs additionally referred to as for Georgia’s legal professional normal to nominate a particular prosecutor for the case. Griggs claims the Paulding County District Legal professional’s Workplace was not taking motion in opposition to the trooper or deputies.
Nevertheless, Paulding County’s present DA responded to Griggs’ assertion saying his workplace has not obtained proof proving expenses in opposition to the authorities.
However, the trooper concerned within the crash was positioned on administrative go away however later returned to work.