Kathleen Edwards, widow of Gregory Edwards who died in custody of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office following a violent confrontation with correction officers, has recently retained national known civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump.
Crump specializes in civil rights and catastrophic personal injury cases. His practice has focused on leading high-profile cases such as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, the poisoned children from the Flint water crisis, and the plaintiffs behind the 2019 Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit alleging the company’s talcum powder product led to ovarian cancer diagnoses. Crump is also founder of the Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm Ben Crump Law.
In 2020, Crump became the attorney for the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, whose deaths led to unprecedented protests against police brutality in America as well as internationally.
Edwards reached out to Crump following an incident at her residence where Sheriff Wayne Ivey showed up and confronted her in her driveway with 6 other deputies under what was described as a “wellness check.”