Ben Crump — the famed civil rights attorney who represents the families of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd — has been retained to represent the family of the Florida HS teen seen on video being body slammed by a cop.
The family of Natalie Jackson — the 16-year-old Liberty HS student slammed to the concrete by school resource officer Ethan Fournier — hired Crump just days after the attorney called out the “brutality” of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy, who has since been placed on paid administrative leave while the department investigates.
Crump says Jackson was unarmed and posed no threat to the officer … adding the officer did not render any aid and instead handcuffed her as she lay unconscious.
He said, “It is unconscionable what happened to this young girl at the hands of someone whose primary duty is to serve and protect our children.” He added, “Do we really need to add school resource officers to the list of fears they deal with on a daily basis?”
Crump wants the deputy fired and arrested. As we reported … the Sheriff’s Dept. said it’s turning the case over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
As you know by now … Crump has been at the center of high-profile cases centered around social justice. He’s repped the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Jacob Blake and, most recently, the family of the teen wrongfully accused of stealing Miya Ponsetto‘s cell phone.