Secoriea Turner’s parents are bringing their battle for justice to court. Attorneys for the parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit versus Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant, City Councilwoman Joyce Shepherd, and Wendy’s for the murder of their daughter, who was eight years old at the time of the shooting, according to CBS46.
“This is a lawsuit that is based on a failure of city government at the highest levels: the mayor, the police chief, and the city council member,” said Starks, a senior attorney with The Cochran Firm. “This lawsuit is based on a failure of city officials to provide even the most basic public safety and public protection,” Starks added Monday.
Last July 4th, Turner and her family were riding by Wendy’s on their way home. During demonstrations after the killing of Rayshard Brooks at the establishment, the eatery was partially taken over by a vigilante group.
As the family drove passed, an unidentified guy opened fire on their vehicle, killing Secoriea. City leaders were reckless, according to attorneys from The Cochran Firm and The Davis Bozeman Law Firm, in permitting the militant force to seize University Avenue as well as the area near the Wendy’s.