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JACKSON, Miss. – Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released a statement regarding the initial findings of Dexter Wade’s independent autopsy. Wade was hit by a car driven by a cop in Jackson, Mississippi earlier this year–and buried in a grave without the knowledge of his family who had reached out to police after he turned up missing.
Pathologist Dr. Frank Peretti reported that:
⦁ Dexter’s body was not embalmed
⦁ His body was in an advanced state of decomposition
⦁ He presented multiple blunt force injuries to the skull, ribs, and pelvis
⦁ His left leg was amputated
⦁ His body was completely ran over by the police vehicle
⦁ There was a wallet in the front pocket of his jeans containing his state identification card with his home address, his credit card, and a health insurance card
A full report is expected soon.
Attorney Crump released the following statement:
“The tragic news we received from the independent pathologist today was heartbreaking for everyone who knew and cared for Dexter Wade, especially his mother. The fact that Dexter had a state identification card and several other identifying items shows us that there was a concerted effort to keep the truth and manner of his death from his family. There is no excuse, not even incompetence, for not notifying a next of kin of an identified man’s death.
“Dexter, a young Black man, was buried with no more dignity and respect than an animal, which no human being deserves. This case has shown us time and time again that the local officials cannot be trusted in this matter and there are clear conflicts of interest. Now, louder than ever, we renew our calls to the Department of Justice to investigate all of the local entities involved in Dexter’s death and what his mother suspects is a coverup.
“Dexter’s grave was marked number 672. We can only pray that there aren’t hundreds of other families out there unknowingly suffering this same fate.”
ABOUT BEN CRUMP LAW
Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit bencrump.com.
Source of original article: Black Star News (blackstarnews.com).
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