Attorneys for former Woodstock officer issue statement about shooting, family finds it offensive

The attorneys for the former Woodstock police officer indicted for the death of an unarmed man have issued a statement.

The dad and mom of the person who was killed say that statement is offensive and it solely makes the state of affairs harder and heartbreaking.

On Wednesday a choose set a $50,000 bond for Grant Shaw after a grand jury indicted him on an involuntary manslaughter cost for the capturing loss of life of Emmanuel Millard.

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Later that night, Shaw’s lead legal professional despatched the next statement to Channel 2′s Audrey Washington.

“This is a tragic situation. The actions that occurred last October during a few moments and then seconds of what should have been a routine traffic stop have now forever changed the lives of everyone involved. Attorney Poole and I are prepared to support and advocate for our client Mr. Shaw.”

On Thursday, Millard’s dad and mom reacted to the statement.

“It’s not a few moments. This is a lifetime of hurt. This is a lifetime of devastation,” Emmanuel’s mom Lenette Millard mentioned.

“I can never wake up again and see my son,” his father Joseph Francis III mentioned.

In October 2023, Shaw shot Emmanuel Millard within the head following a visitors cease in Woodstock that was a police pursuit into Cobb County.

According to Shaw’s peace officer requirements and coaching council (POST) file, he accomplished one hour of judgemental capturing coaching in June 2023, one hour of de-escalation strategies coaching, and two hours of use of lethal drive coaching in January 2023.

“That’s not enough training for what he was going to encounter as an officer,” Lenette Millard mentioned.

“The hours of training really opens my eyes to why he did what he did,” Joseph Francis III mentioned. “Just for people to flip burgers they get more training than that.”

Channel 2 Action News reached out to Shaw however our calls weren’t returned.

The family legal professional informed Washington that Shaw is predicted to be arraigned after which the trial might start in just a few months.


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