By: Symone Davis
March 8, 2016
Caroline Small was killed in an officer-involved shooting six years ago in Glynn County, Georgia.
It was first reported by WSB-TV in Atlanta.
Small, a recovering drug addict, was stopped by police, who received a tip that she was doing drugs in a mall parking lot.
"They were concerned about her behavior and she took off at a slow, then they pinned her in and shot her 8 times," said Caroline's mother, Karen McGehee.
No drugs were found in Small's system or in her car. A grand jury later exonerated the officers.
The family believes a close relationship between the officers and the district attorney led to no charges being filed.
It's why they're pushing for new legislation in Georgia, House Bill 941.
"We think that the law should require a special prosecutor to be appointed in every case, rather than having a local grand jury or a local district attorney investigate an offense by a local policeman," said family friend Bob Apgar.
The group also has a petition that will go directly to Governor Nathan Deal, in hopes that no other family will have to face the same tragedy.
"We hope to let them find out exactly what happened and get their support in what we're trying to do. Find justice, find the truth," said McGehee.
The 'Justice for Caroline' group is hoping to present Governor Nathan Deal with the signatures after the legislative session ends.