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Family Wants Georgia Deputy Who Shot 5-Year-Old Girl Held Accountable

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The parents of a five-year-old girl shot by a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy have hired nationally renowned civil rights attorneys Ben Crump and Bakari Sellers. The attorneys will seek justice and accountability for the deputy who shot the child during an attempted carjacking on Sunday night in Atlanta.

🚨 The Details: According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the incident occurred on June 23, at a BP gas station on Fulton Industrial Blvd. The child was sitting in a BMW with her mother, Aaliyah Adams, and another adult when 25-year-old Mike Palmer attempted to carjack them while fleeing from police.

A Douglas County deputy, pursuing Palmer, fired into the car, striking the child in the backseat.

Palmer was taken into custody, and the wounded child was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

🌍 The Big Picture: This incident highlights ongoing issues regarding law enforcement’s use of force and the impact of police actions on innocent bystanders. The shooting has drawn significant attention due to the involvement of a child and the subsequent hiring of high-profile civil rights attorneys.

The Quote: “I don’t know what action movie this deputy thought he was in, but that kind of callous disregard for basic safety gets innocent people killed in the real world.” -Ben Crump

🔎 What’s Next?: The GBI continues its investigation into the shooting, with findings to be reviewed by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. The attorneys for the family are calling for the immediate firing of the deputy and are exploring additional legal avenues, including a possible civil lawsuit. Adams and her family are fully cooperating with the investigation, seeking accountability and justice for their daughter.

This case remains under investigation, and further developments will be closely monitored.

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