Black College Student’s Death In Georgia Police Custody Ruled A Homicide

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The death of a 21-year-old Nigerian college student in an isolation cell in Savannah, Georgia on New Year’s Day has been ruled a homicide by Chatham County coroner William Wessinger, according to CNN.

The cause of death for Matthew Ajibade is listed as blunt force trauma, a combination of several things, including “abrasions, lacerations, skin injuries about the head and some other areas of the body. There was some small amount of blood inside the skull case,” the report says.

From CNN:

Wessinger stressed that homicide means only that another person was involved. It is not tantamount to murder, though it includes murder, he said.

Nine Chatham County deputies were fired in connection with Ajibade’s death last month, said Gena Bilbo, spokeswoman for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Maxine Evans and Cpl. Jason Kenny, two of those nine deputies had been on paid leave for “inappropriate actions” in…

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