Benjamin Crump Bio, Career, Education, Age, Family and Net Worth

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Who is Benjamin Crump?

Benjamin Crump (Benjamin Lloyd Crump ) is an American Lawyer, his side of specialty is civil rights and catastrophic personal injury cases such as wrongful death lawsuits. His focus is mostly on cases such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and George Floyd, the plaintiff behind the 2019 Johnson & Johnson baby powder.

He is also the founder of the Ben Crump Law firm which is based in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2020, he was the official defense lawyer for several families including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, and George Floyd. He is representing the families on ongoing cases surrounding their killings or injuries.

Career

Early Career

In 2002, he defended the family of Genie McMeans, Jr., a black-American driver who was shot to death by a white trooper. After that, he defended the family of Martin Lee Anderson in 2007, a Black – American teenager who was beaten to death by a guard in Florida a youth detention center in 2006. He has also defended the family of Trayvon Martin in 2012 after he was murdered by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012. Still, in 2012, he represented a 20-year-old Black- American by the name of Ronald Weekly Jr, after he was beaten by Venice police in California

In August 2012, he defended the family of a 35-year-old woman, Alesia Thomas who died while in police custody. A Journalist by the name of Chuck Philips reported during Alesia arrest by officer Mary O’Callaghan, she was slammed to the ground, handcuffed behind her back, kicked in the groin, hog-tied, and stuffed into the back seat of a patrol car where she died. Crump ordered that the incident’s dashboard footage be released publicly, threatening legal action and urging Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a criminal investigation.

In October 2013, one of the arresting officers was charged with felony assault of Alesia and pleaded not guilty. After that Judge Shelly Torrealba signed off on an order to release the footage to the prosecutor and defense attorney only. Crump has also defended the family of Tamir Rice, a Black-American teenager who was murdered by police while carrying a toy gun in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2014.

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Benjamin Crump’s Age

He was born on October 10, 1969, he is 51 years old

Benjamin Crump’s Family

He was born in Lumberton, North Carolina, to Helen Crump. He was raised in an extended family, his stepfather was a math teacher.

Siblings

He oldest of nine siblings and step-siblings

Benjamin Crump’s Education

He attended the South Plantation High School in Florida. After that, he joined Florida State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 1992.

Benjamin Crump’s Spouse

He got married to Genae Angelique, however much is not known about the couple

Police Brutality Lawsuits

In 2015, represented a family of an undocumented immigrant by the name of Antonio Zambrano-Monte from Mexico who was killed by three policemen in Pasco, Washington. Still, in the same year, he defended the family of Kendrick Johnson.  A Black-American high-school student was found dead at his school in Valdosta, Georgia, under unknown circumstances. however, in 2015, he stepped down from their legal team. After that, he started defending the family of Corey Jones, who was killed by a plainclothes cop in South Florida while waiting for a tow truck.

He then defended the family of Terence Crutcher, a black man who was shot and killed by a Tulsa police officer in 2016. 2017, he confirmed the opening of a new law firm, Ben Crump Law, PPLLC. In 2018 he defended the family of Zeke Upshaw in a wrongful death suit.

This was after Upshaw who was an NBA player collapsed and died due to delayed assistance from the NBA’s paramedics. The same year he became a Board Member for the National Black Justice Coalition.

Benjamin then partnered with Pintas & Mullins in 2019, where they held series of rallies in Flint, Michigan for communities who had been affected by the Flint water crisis. furthermore, he defended some of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson company, where they were alleging that the company’s talc powder was directly related to said-Plaintiffs ovarian cancer diagnoses.

2020 Cases

At the beginning of 2020, he started representing the family of George Floyd, an unarmed Black American who died of asphyxiation caused by Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin.

The officer restrained Floyd with a knee to neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. After the death of Floyd, the officer was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

However, the three other officers who were with him were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. Benjamin testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in June 2020, about the George Floyd case and the discriminatory treatment of Black-American by the U.S justice sysytem.

Within two days, in late August 2020, Crump was among the attorneys hired to represent the families of Trayford Pellerin, a 31-year-old African American man killed by police in Lafayette. He also defended Louisiana, and Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black-American who was shot seven times (four shots in the back) by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while his kids, ages three, five, and eight, watched from the car. Benjamin retained Patrick A. Salvi Sr & Jr as a co-counsel.

2021 Cases

At the beginning of 2021, he started defending the family of a 19-year old Asian-American who was shot and killed by Pennsylvania State Troopers in Monroe County. In addition, Benjamin started defending the family of Daunte Wright. A 20-year-old African-American was shot and killed by a Brooklyn Center Police Department officer, in April 2021. The officer intended to use her taser but mistakenly pulled her weapon, according to former Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon.

Benjamin Crump’s Height

He stands at 1.85 m tall

Benjamin Crump’s Net Worth

He has a net worth of $5million.

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