A lawyer representing the man who was charged in the shooting of the two Ferguson cops says claims that his client roughed up while he was in police custody, and gave a false confession under duress, the Daily Mail reports.
Jerryl Christmas, the attorney of 20-year-old Jeffrey L. Williams, said that Williams had bruises across his back and on his shoulders and neck as well as marks on his head and a lump on his head. Christmas said that he met with his client on Monday but was not allowed to take pictures. He also notes that detectives then questioned his client after he was beaten.
“I think under those circumstances he would have said anything,” Christmas told Yahoo News. “Anytime someone is questioned without counsel and then I see that kind of bruising, then I’m suspicious about any statements that he may have voluntarily given.”
Williams’ mug shot does appear to show markings on his face and neck, although it is not clear if those were the ones to which the lawyer was referring.
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