We need justice for Ja’Sean. At the family’s request, we are asking for support for the following things: divers, legal fees, and funds to conduct an independent investigation. Our goal is to raise $25,000. Give $14 to bring justice to a 14 year old that matters.
On Thursday, March 8th around 2:00 AM,14 year old, Ja’ Sean Williams, from New Orleans allegedly jumped into the Mississippi River near the Chalmette Ferry in St. Bernard Parish after a high speed chase that resulted in the car crashing into a guard rail. Ja’ Sean was chased by one officer. The passenger, a 15 year old from New Orleans, was tased and brutalized by the other officer. One officer told the handcuffed passenger, “Do you want to go for a swim? Your friend is in the water.” The 15 year old was taken to the police station by a third officer while the initial two officers stayed. The mother of the passenger was told that his injuries were sustained because of the accident.
Ms. Williams, Ja’ Sean’s mother, wants her child found and clarity about what happened that night. She was notified of the incident at 10AM on Thursday. At that point, she went to the scene of the incident but was not allowed to enter the site until later that evening. Ms. Williams was told that there was a search for Ja’ Sean prior to her morning arrival. By Friday, the search was temporarily suspended due to strong currents and high water in the river. After receiving no communication over the weekend, Ms. Williams repeatedly called seeking information regarding the search for her child. That Sunday, Ms. Williams called the U.S. Coast Guard again and was notified of the indefinite suspension of the search by the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office.