EXCLUSIVE: Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump Retained For Monroe Bird III Security Guard Shooting

By Christina Coleman & Sheryl Huggins

Benjamin Crump

Source: Benjamin Crump (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney who represented the families of Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin, has been retained in the case of a Tulsa, Okla. man shot and paralyzed by a security guard in February 2015.

On Monday, the family of Monroe Bird III gathered at the Greater Grace Temple church with both Crump and attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons to announce their involvement and call for the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office to consider charging the security guard who shot the 21-year-old in the neck, striking his C3 vertebrae and paralyzing him for life.

The Deerfield Estates Apartment guard, identified as Ricky Stone, told police that he fired his weapon because Bird attempted to back a car into him. According to Tulsa World, District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said that the facts presented at this time do not warrant any charges. He would, however, be willing to reconsider if other information is presented, the news site reports.

But in an exclusive interview with NewsOne, Crump said that it’s impossible for things to have happened the way Stone alleges, adding that the female witness in the car said Bird was immediately paralyzed after being …read more

Source:: News One

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