Posts tagged with "Jayvis Benjamin"

Avondale Estates officials defend hiring police chief who shot unarmed man

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 29, 2016

This story has been updated.  Elected officials in Avondale Estates are defending a decision to promote an officer who shot an unarmed man to be the city’s next police chief. The officer, Lynn Thomas, was cleared of wrongdoing after a civil grand jury recommended presenting the case to a criminal grand jury. But that was […]

New York Daily News editorial blasts failure to indict Avondale Estates officer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 21, 2015

An editorial in the New York Daily News has taken the DeKalb County District Attorney to task over its failure to indict an Avondale Estates Police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Sgt. Lynn Thomas fatally shot Jayvis Benjamin, 20, in January of 2013. Police allege that he stole a car then […]

Grand Jury will consider criminal charges against Avondale officer involved in 2013 shooting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 1, 2015

The District Attorney’s Office has confirmed that it intends to ask a Criminal Grand Jury to indict an Avondale Estates police officer for his role in a fatal 2013 shooting. Sgt. Lynn Thomas fatally shot Jayvis Benjamin, 20, in January of 2013. Police allege that he stole a car then attacked an officer after crashing into […]

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