Attorney Lambert Sherman is speaking out after reviewing the autopsy report for Wayne Jones, 50, who was killed in March 2013.
“We can see from the other cam-cord videos that were captured, Mr. Jones on the ground and the officers, all five of them and they shoot him. At that particular point he died and there were a lot of questions surrounding that,” said Sherman Lambert, the attorney representing the Jones family.
The autopsy report brings some uneasy answers to the family. Lambert says they’re appalled.The autopsy report confirms police shot the man 23 times, nearly eight times in the back, five times in his chest, once in the head, among other places. According to reports, the man was walking in the roadway of
Lambert says he believes the officers used excessive force, and is concerned why the officers training didn’t kick in, that they did not need to shoot the man 23 times.
“It's about the principal, this man was killed. You don't even shoot a can or a bottle that many times, it makes no sense. There's something wrong here and everyone who lives in
A grand jury found declined to return an indictment against the officers involved back in October. The Jones family has filed a civil lawsuit and Lambert is hoping jurors will find the officers used excessive force. The trial is set to begin in October 2014.