A Georgia woman died after she ‘fell’ out of a patrol car. Cruisers are always supposed to be locked, an expert said.


A Georgia woman with what her family described as a mental health crisis died Thursday after authorities said she “fallen” from a patrol car last week, even though, according to a police expert, cruisers are always supposed to be locked from the inside.

Brianna Greer, 28, was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

Her sister, Lottie Greer, said in an interview that Greer had been in a coma since last week’s standoff in Hancock County, about 100 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Lottie Greer said the ventilator was removed after a doctor told her relatives that she was “brain dead”.

Brianna Greer, 28, is at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after being put on a ventilator.Courtesy Lottie Greer

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In the statement, the office said an early investigation into the death showed that lawmakers arrested Jarir and transferred her to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office when she “fallen from a patrol car and is seriously injured.”

The agency did not provide additional details about the circumstances of Greer’s death and said an investigation into the incident, which was requested by Hancock County Sheriff Terrell Primus on July 15, is continuing. The deputies involved in the incident have not been identified.

A person who answered the phone at the mayor’s office on Thursday declined to comment.

“Something went wrong and we want answers,” said Marvin Greer, father of Brianna Greer. “Something went wrong and my daughter was gone.”

Brianna Greer.
Brianna Greer.Courtesy Lottie Greer

Jeffrey Albert, a University of South Carolina professor of criminal justice and an expert on police training, said in a text message that patrol cars are “always supposed to be locked from the inside.”

“Otherwise, the prisoners will take themselves out all the time,” he added.

Albert said he believes child locks are used to secure police car doors. He said he had never heard of someone escaping from a cruiser.

Marvin Greer said his wife called authorities on the night of July 14 because their daughter, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia nearly a decade ago and was treated for the condition but used illegal drugs to cope, was experiencing a mental health crisis.

During previous similar episodes, he said ambulances were sent to the family home and cared for in a medical setting. Marvin Greer said two deputies came last week in a patrol car.

“She needs help,” Marvin Greer remembers telling the officers.

His daughter told MPs she had been drinking, Marvin Greer recalled, so one MP said they would hold her for intoxication until morning, when she could get medical attention.

Before leaving their patrol car, Marvin Greer said he watched MPs handcuff his daughter and put her in the back seat of the car.

Marvin Greer said they never made it to prison.

At about 6 a.m. on July 15, he said an officer came to the family home and said Briana “opened the door and then jumped out of the car.”

She suffered a broken head and was flown to the Grady Memorial, her officer father recalls.

Marvin Greer said that authorities did not provide the family with any further details of what had happened and did not hear from investigators in the days that followed.

“Sisters, brothers and children – we need answers,” said Marvin Greer. “You want to know the truth.”

Briana Greer said he left behind two three-year-old twin girls.

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