Farrow attorney responds to Justice Department letter - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Farrow attorney responds to Justice Department letter

Javier Bailey, the attorney for DeAunta Farrow's mother, took issue with the Justice Department's report, saying it didn't talk with all the witnesses involved. Bailey insisted the case is far from over.  

“If they think it's over, they got another thought coming," he said. "The justice department did a sorry job."

Bailey, representing DeAunta Farrow's mother Debra, said the report was incomplete and incorrect.

"We've got eyewitnesses that we say none of them have…they've never talked with any of us," he said.

Bailey thinks the justice department report should have included a federal grand jury, letting the jury decide whether or not to indict.

"It strikes a blow to every minority community particularly in the south but to across the nation when we get decisions like this that's hwy putting before a grand jury is so important," he said Bailey.

Bailey said he will hold a press conference Thursday, where he will reveal new information about the case and new witnesses.

Finally, Action News 5 asked if the 12-year-old Farrow carried a toy gun or a soda and chips that night he was shot and killed. According to Bailey, it does not matter.

"His racism where by he saw two young black kids young black males running and he assumed that they were suspects, that they were running...but for that DeAunta Farrow would be alive today," he said.

Debra Farrow's $125 million civil lawsuit is still pending against Erik Sammis and the West Memphis Police Department. Also, the state's investigation has not been completed in this case, and is not expected for at least another two weeks.


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