Sen. Coggs says Derek Williams’ death was preventable because of “Lacy Law”

Members of Derek Williams’ family attended the community rally last week, where the police video documenting Williams’ death was shown. Pictured from l to r are: Williams’ brother, Jaleel Pugh, stepfather, Jerome Pugh, mother, Sonya Moore and sister, Taquila Pugh. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)

State Senator Spencer Coggs said Derek Williams didn’t have to die in police custody if officers had followed the “Lacy Law.” Coggs authored the law as a State Representative and it was enacted in … [Read more...]