Aug 08, 2022

28-Year-Old Black Woman’s Death Followed Improper Arrest During Apparent Mental Health Episode 

New York, NY (Monday, August 8, 2022) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will deliver the eulogy for Brianna Grier in Atlanta on Thursday, August 11, at the request of her family. The 28-year-old mother’s death in police custody has sparked calls for justice over how we was arrested and subsequently treated.

Investigators have not said why police were called to Grier’s Sparta, Georgia, home on July 15. Grier was taken into custody when they arrived and forced into the back of a squad car. She was handcuffed and not wearing a seatbelt. The rear passenger-side door was not closed, however, and she fell out of the car once it was in motion. Grier went into a coma and died from her injuries six days later at an Atlanta hospital. During a Sunday night appearance on Rev. Sharpton’s MSNBC show Politics Nation, Grier’s family requested he deliver the eulogy for Grier this Thursday.



Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network

The family of Brianna Grier

Rev. Dr. Cedrick Von Jackson, Pastor of West Hunter Street Baptist Church


West Hunter Street Baptist Church

1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30310


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Funeral services: 11 a.m.

About National Action Network (NAN) 

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.

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