STATEMENT: Attorney William R. Claiborne


Jameillah Smiley

“We are saddened but not surprised by today’s decision.

We have said from day one that Ricky never murdered anyone. This presentment makes that clear. We are heartbroken to learn that law enforcement knew Ricky was not a murderer when they knocked on the door of the family home on Jan. 23rd, and yet still took his life. That we still do not know who is responsible for killing him — or for shooting their fellow Savannah Police officer – is shocking and appalling.

“The shooting of unarmed black men is a national disgrace. We will not stop until the system is reformed. We will not stop until we secure justice for this family.”

– William R. Claiborne, an attorney for Ricky Boyd’s family, May 23rd, 2018