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Civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump will be in Raleigh Friday to speak on the case of Darryl “Tyree” Williams, a Black man who died in January after being tased by Raleigh police.
Crump is scheduled to speak at a news conference at Mt. Peace Baptist Church on Friday at 11:30 a.m. alongside Williams’ family and attorneys with Emancipate NC. An autopsy report released earlier this week declared that Williams’ death was a homicide.
The autopsy report, released by the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, found that Williams, who was 32, about 6-1 and 311 pounds, died from a sudden cardiac arrest related to “cocaine intoxication, physical exertion, conducted energy weapon use and physical restraint.”
On Jan. 17, Williams was tased three times by police officers who struggled to arrest him for allegedly possessing drugs.
Williams, who was unarmed, ran away from the officers and fell to the ground. He struggled with officers, who deployed their tasers to subdue him. As officers restrained Williams, he told them he had “heart problems,” according to the police’s report on the incident.