The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus is saddened to hear of the indictment of [District 55 State Rep.] Tyrone Brooks, [D-Atlanta]. Brooks is a distinguished veteran of the struggle for civil rights in Georgia. These allegations cannot erase his record of service and sacrifice.
An indictment does not in and of itself prove any criminal liability and carries with it no proof of guilt.
The presumption of innocence is fundamental to our system of criminal justice and it is our hope that individuals will not jump to any conclusion while this case is pending.
Brooks, his family and his constituents need our support at this time. He is our friend and a respected public official and we stand alongside of him.
We pray for impartial justice on his behalf. His contributions to the fight for civil rights demand no less!
Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Inc.