Caravan to Protest Trooper Killing of Julian Lewis

Black man was shot in the head

Maria Boynton
September 17, 2020 - 5:16 pm
A vigil for Julian Lewis was held after his death in Sylvania GA

(Photo Credit: Francys Johnson)

Atlanta will be among the starting points, as a Justice Caravan heads to Sylvania, Georgia Saturday. Participants are also scheduled to leave from Brunswick, Augusta, and Savannah.

According to Atlanta attorney Mawuli Davis, they’re seeking justice in the death case of Julian Lewis.  The 60 year old black man was shot and killed by a Georgia state trooper on August 7, 2020. Attorney Francys Johnson says that now ex-trooper Jacob Thompson claimed that he was attempting to pull over Lewis for a broken tail light when he performed a pit maneuver sending Lewis’ vehicle into a ditch. Johnson goes on to say that Thompson claimed that Lewis had attempted to turn the car towards him and that’s why he shot him in the head killing him.

A judge has denied bond for Thompson who is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the death of Lewis.

According to Davis and Johnson, they are demanding the release of the video/audio and the adoption of a statewide use of force standard.

The Atlanta caravan leaves from Victory Outreach Church at 9am Saturday.  The church is located at 2175 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta.  Participants will meet at Sylvania City Hall at 1pm. The courthouse is located at 104 South Main.