Civil rights attorney Ben Crump to represent Erik Cantu
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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump to represent Erik Cantu

The teen remains on life support.

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The family of Erik Cantu, the teenager who was shot and gravely wounded by a San Antonio police officer outside a McDonald’s on the North Side, has hired noted civil rights lawyer Ben Crump.

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Ben Crump, a noted civil rights and personal injury attorney, has been retained by the parents of 17-year-old Erik Cantu, who was shot multiple times by a San Antonio police officer outside a McDonald’s on the Northside on October 2. The former police officer, James Brennand, 27, was charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault by a peace officer.

In a news release on Wednesday, October 19, Crump announced that he’s working with the family, as well as co-counsel Paul Grinke. He sent the following statement on the matter:

“It should go without saying that our children should be able to eat a meal in peace without being gunned down by police, but here we are – yet again. Erik was unarmed and simply eating a cheeseburger when this officer violated his fourth amendment rights by opening his car door, violently accosting and shooting at him 10 times. These charges are woefully inadequate considering the level of violence that this officer inflicted on the victims in the car.

“We lift Erik and his family up in prayer as he fights for his life, and we will continue to push for justice in his name.”

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Ben Crump specializes in civil rights and catastrophic personal injury cases such as wrongful death lawsuits. His practice has focused on cases such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and George Floyd.

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Crump specializes in civil rights and catastrophic personal injury cases such as wrongful death lawsuits. His practice has focused on cases such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and George Floyd.

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