Public uncertainty started after private investigators found one witness, Jose Barrera, who operated in the Forsyth County court system, utilized his position to access a report from the occurrence, an action that authorities stated was dishonest and caused his shooting.
AfterBarrera’s shooting, interest in Horsford’s death escalated online, with numerous individuals utilizing the hashtag #tamlahorsford on social networks and questioning various elements of the case.
Horsford’s household likewise questioned the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office examination, according to interviews with private investigator Mike Christian.
“I want the truth of what’s going on, because I mean, the stories I’ve heard so far, none of them make sense,”Leander Horsford informedChristian “And if they don’t make sense, usually there’s a reason they don’t make sense.”
During their interview, Leander and Terry Blanco, Tamla’s sister-in-law, questioned why Tamla’s shoes and cigarette butts weren’t gathered and evaluated.
Horsford and Blanco likewise informed investigators that the household purchased a 2nd autopsy done independently out of state, since they “don’t trust” the system in Forsyth County.
“In my personal opinion I think that the investigation has been mishandled,”Leander Horsford informedChristian “That’s just my personal opinion because there’s a lot of things that were left back, that should not have been left back.”
OnMonday, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office informed the Forsyth County News that it “conducted a thorough and comprehensive investigation.”
“Evidence from the incident along with the findings from the Georgia Medical Examiner’s Office was utilized to come to the conclusion of the case,” the company stated in a declaration. “At the demand of the household, we rethinked into the proof and likewise had an independent company, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, examine the findings. No extra info was discovered.
The company included, “In an ongoing effort to stay transparent, we invite any brand-new info on the Tamla Horsford case. To date, we have actually gotten none. We’re prepared to have an independent investigative authority, such as the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, take control of the case must brand-new info be supplied and resume the examination.”
Fernandez, the household’s lawyer, stated Horsford’s case “is not over.”
“It will never be over,”Fernandez composed to Leander and the Horsford household. “Be safe. Be strong. We will get to the bottom of this.”
Previous reporting by the Forsyth County News added to this story.
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