The heartbroken family of Secoriea Turner — an 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed by spray gunfire during Black Lives Matter protests in Atlanta last year — has filed a lawsuit against the city, its mayor, and other officials.
In the complaint filed in Fulton County State Court on Monday, Turner's grieving parents alleged that city leaders failed to protect their daughter amid the violent riots that rocked the city in the aftermath of Rayshard Brooks' death.
The complaint cited numerous failures by city leaders, "including that they were negligent in their duties by failing to remove armed vigilantes who had gathered alongside peaceful protesters at the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed," according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"We are forced to live through this day by day," Secoriea's mother, Charmaine Turner, said during a press conference announcing the lawsuit. "We deserve justice. Someone needs to be held accountable."