Justice for Gregory Lloyd Edwards

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On December 9th, 2018, Gregory Lloyd Edwards, an Army combat veteran, was killed by Correction Deputies during a custody arrest in which an officer kneeled on his back and placed his arms across his neck, restraining his breathing. He was then left alone in a cell for nearly 16 minutes before being found unresponsive. He died the next day, handcuffed to a hospital bed, with bruises and swelling taking up a majority of his body. Kathleen Edwards, Gregory’s husband, has still not been allowed to watch a Brevard County Sheriff’s video which shows the deadly confrontation between her husband and the participating corrections deputies. The use of force in the closed case — captured on surveillance video — was ruled as “reasonable” and “justifiable” upon investigation by the state attorny’s office after a review of the sheriff department’s own investigations. This method of strangulation shows resemblance to the same way that George Floyd was killed. We cannot not allow our voices to be silenced and we must demand justice. If we ignore this case, we are letting the murderers responsible off the hook and not allowing justice to be served.