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Coalition For Justice
Dekalb County Police Officers made headlines in January 2006, but it went unnoticed. A continuance of fatal police shootings involving 12 families brought attention to the police brutality and corruption in the police department of Dekalb County. They had more police involved fatality suspect shootings than any other county in the state of Georgia in 2006. It was discovered in 2005, that police officers have not been following their own policies engaging suspects as far back as 2001. The families of the slain 11 young men and 1 young lady are still hurting and devastated. We continue to seek answers surrounding the murders of our children. My son Larry was one of the 12 shot and killed by Dekalb County Police Officers which is the INSPIRATION behind the BIRTHING of this FOUNDATION, and I along with the other families are seeking TRUTH and JUSTICE for our CHILDREN.
 


FAMILIES IN CRISIS
Sunrise: September 26, 1983
Sunset: August 15, 2006

On August 15, 2006, my son and my only child was abruptly taken from me. Larry was shot 19 times and killed in Chamblee, Georgia by Dekalb County Police Officers. He was only 22 years old. He became an athlete at the tender age of 5. He played three(3) sports, football, baseball, and basketball. Baseball and basketball he played for 14 years. Larry's heart was so big, big enough to spread love over and around everyone he came in contact with. He was like a magnet, people just gravitated towards him, he always had kind and encouraging words to share. He approached you with the warmest smile across his face and greeted you with a hug. Because of who he was to me, his family and friends, this Foundation For Families In Crisis was established December, 2006.
I believe in my heart Larry would want me in his memory to lend a helping hand to those mothers, fathers, and families who have been faced with a financial hardship due to the loss of their loved one in hopes of lessening the burden.

 

Larry Bernard Pitts, II Foundation For Families In Crisis, Inc.
Status 501 (c) (3) December 2006 Ruenell Grier, CEO