Georgia authorities are releasing body camera footage after a woman dies after falling from a squad car

Brianna Grier, 28, was experiencing a mental health episode on July 15 when her mother called the police to help with the matter, civil rights attorney Ben Crump said at a news conference on Friday.

Crump, who represents the Grier family, said Grier had a history of mental health crises and that the family had called the police several times in the past.

“When they got to the house, they called an ambulance,” said Grier’s father, Marvin Grier. “The ambulance would come out and take her to the hospital for help.”

“But this time they just called the police, and the police didn’t bring the ambulance, even though Ms. Mary (Brianna’s mother) made it clear she was having an episode,” Crump explained.

Crump said Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies came to the home, handcuffed Grier and put her in the backseat of a squad car to take her into custody for allegedly resisting arrest.

In body camera video released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Grier asks deputies to take a breathalyser test on her and repeatedly tells officers she is not intoxicated. According to a time stamp on the video, Grier was placed in the patrol car just before 1 a.m. on July 15.

Grier then yells at officers that if she is put in the car, she will hang herself. They handcuff her and try to put her in a squad car, but when she continues to resist, an officer is seen unholstering his taser.

Seeing this, Grier yells at the officers, saying they can drug her and that she doesn’t care. The officer replies and says he won’t tase her.

Video shows the officer putting away the taser and then walking away from the rear driver’s door. When the officer returns, he is seen lifting Grier off the ground and putting her in the back seat of the squad car.

The body camera video does not show whether the officers opened, closed, or interacted with the rear passenger door, but one officer can be heard asking another officer if the door is closed.

GBI investigators concluded on Wednesday that “the rear passenger door of the patrol car near where Grier was seated was never closed,” according to a press release.

Less than a minute later, after officers drove away from the Grier family home, video shows an officer suddenly stopping his vehicle and getting out.

As soon as he gets out of the car, the officer finds Grier lying face down on the curb. Grier doesn’t respond to the officer, who pats her side and says her name. The officer then radios an oncoming squad car behind him that they will need an ambulance.

The footage does not show the moment Grier falls out of the vehicle, instead showing her lying face-first on the ground with the rear passenger door open.

The second officer says Grier is still breathing. Grier never responds to officers calling her name after falling out of the squad car. The video ends with Grier on the ground while police wait for paramedics.

Attorney Ben Crump speaks at a news conference Friday about the death of Brianna Grier.

Crump alleges the police did not buckle up on Grier while she was handcuffed in the back seat of the police car, and as the vehicle started moving, she somehow fell out of the car, landed on her head and fractured her skull, and then fell in a coma for six days before dying from her injuries.

Investigators reviewed multiple body camera videos, conducted numerous interviews and performed “mechanical tests on the squad car” to determine “whether there were any possible mechanical malfunctions” with the vehicle, the GBI statement said.

The GBI press release notes that after she was arrested and handcuffed, two police officers tried to take her to the back of the squad car.

Grier told deputies she would injure herself and was on the ground and refused to get into the patrol car, according to the press release.

The GBI statement said the two MPs and Grier, who was on the ground, “were at the rear driver’s door of the patrol car” when “one of the MPs walked around and opened the rear passenger door.” The same deputy quickly returned to the rear driver’s door, the GBI statement said, and both deputies placed Grier in the back of the squad car.

The deputies closed the rear driver’s door and, according to the GBI statement, “Investigation shows that the deputy thought he had closed the rear passenger door.”

In the video, an officer can be seen picking up Grier and putting her into the car through the back driver’s side door.

One of the officers can be heard offscreen asking if the door on the other side is closed, to which the other officer replies yes.

According to the statement, the deputies left the scene of the incident and drove a short distance before Grier fell out of the moving car.

CNN reached out to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department for comment, but didn’t immediately receive a response.

“I just don’t understand why they couldn’t buckle them, why they broke so many guidelines to prevent something like this from happening,” Crump said.

“We still loved her unconditionally. Now we have to raise these kids and tell them a story, and I have no intention of not telling a lie,” Marvin Greer told reporters on Friday. “I want to tell the truth so it doesn’t happen to anyone.”

CNN’s Zenebou Syllaand and Camila Moreno-Lizarazo contributed to this report.

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