Georgia woman dies while in sheriff’s office custody

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The GBI is investigating the death of a woman who died while in custody of Hancock County Sheriff’s Office deputies. 

On Thursday, July 21, at around 1 p.m., 28-year-old Brianna Marie Grier, of Sparta, was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.


According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the early evidence indicates Hancock County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a home on Hickory Grove Church Road in Sparta. Grier was arrested at the home. 

GBI officials say while deputies were taking Grier to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Grier fell out of a patrol car and sustained significant injuries. 

She later died because of those injuries.

Grier’s body will be taken to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.  

The GBI investigation remains active and ongoing.


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