Array
News

Rev. Al Sharpton To Join The Family Of Korryn Gaines, Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, and Community Leaders To Provide Reaction Following Hearing on Wrongful Death Settlement

Jun 30, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY

June 29, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT

Rachel Noerdlinger, rnoerdlinger@mercuryllc.com

Amaris Cockfield, acockfield@mercuryllc.com

Avery Royster, aroyster@mercuryllc.com

Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, jwgordon@gordonatlaw.com

WEDNESDAY: Rev. Al Sharpton To Join The Family Of Korryn Gaines, Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, and Community Leaders To Provide Reaction Following Hearing on Wrongful Death Settlement

Wednesday, June 30th at approximately 10:00 AM ET Following Hearing

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md.— Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, along with Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, and the family of Korryn Gaines, will provide comments during a news conference shortly following the hearing to reinstate the awarded $38M to Gaines’ family after her death by Baltimore County Corporal Royce Ruby.

On August 1, 2016, Korryn Gaines, a 23-year-old mother of two, was shot in the back and killed by Corporal Royce Ruby. Ruby also shot Gaines’ 5-year-old son. Following her death, in 2018, a jury awarded Gaines’ family $38M against Ruby and Baltimore County for violations of her civil rights and wrongful death, however in February 2019, a Baltimore County judge overturned the verdict resulting in the Gaines family appealing his decision. Almost 5 years after Gaines’s murder, the verdict was reinstated by the Court of Special Appeals but the Gaines family has not received justice nor compensation.

WHO:

Members of the Gaines Family

Reverend Al Sharpton

Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon

Baltimore NAN Chapter

Baltimore County NAACP Chapter

Community Activists and Religious Leaders

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Approximately 10:00am following the Hearing

WHERE:

Patriot Plaza adjacent to the Baltimore County Circuit

401 Bosley Avenue

Towson, MD 21204

###

About National Action Network

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality. For more information, visit https://nationalactionnetwork.net/