NEWS BRIEF: Trial begins for cops accused of killing Black man

Justice for Eurie Lee Martin

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The family of Eurie Lee Martin, a Black schizophrenic who was allegedly tased to death in 2017 by white police officers in Sandersville, held a news conference on Friday to discuss the case now underway at Washington County Courthouse. Family members are responding to revelations from eyewitnesses who say three deputies, Henry Copeland, Michael Howell, and Rhett Scott, tased Martin more than 15 times until he stopped breathing. “A conviction in this case for felony murder would be the first time in Georgia history that law enforcement officers will be held accountable for the murder of a Black person,” attorney Francys Johnson said. nowhabersham.com