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Ariston Waiters’ Family Hopeful For Federal Probe

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John Spink, jspink@ajc.com

John Spink, jspink@ajc.com

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ATLANTA – (WAOK/AJC)  –  The mother of a Union City teenager,  who was shot and killed late last year by a police officer says she’s hopeful,  that she’ll get federal justice in his death.   19 year old Ariston Waiters was shot twice in the back in December,  after police responded to a fight outside a Union City home.   Officer Luther Lewis says he shot Waiters,  when the teen tried to grab his gun.   Last week a Fulton county grand jury declined to bring charges against Lewis.   The Waiters family,  along with their attorney,  Mawali Davis,  State Senator Vincent Fort,  and other community leaders have stood by the family since the shooting and are demanding that the U-S Attorney’s office in Atlanta get involved and conduct it’s own investigation of the shooting.    A group of supporters,  along with Freda Waiters hand delivered a letter to U-S Attorney Sally Yates,   who took the time to meet with them and discuss the importance of justice the case.

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