Family of Black man killed in custody of Metro Police seeks justice
A year ago today, Byron Williams was pedaling his bicycle before dawn when Metro Police tried to stop him. Less than two minutes later, pinned by an officer, he repeatedly uttered “I can’t breathe.”
Less than an hour later, Williams, 50, was dead.
If Williams had not been a Black man he would have never been “hunted and chased down” just because he didn’t have a safety light on his bike, his attorney Antonio Romanucci said.