Justice for him: T-Boz’s family to sue Peoria police for the shooting death of her mentally ill cousin

REST IN PEACE…

“He needs justice,” proclaimed a sorrowful T-Boz in reference to Illinois police officers fatally shooting a mentally ill family member approximately 18 times following an intense stand-off.

After digitally lamenting over the “unjust” murder of her younger cousin, Eddie Russell Jr., at the hands of Peoria PD, the 47-year-old TLC chanteuse, on Wednesday, revealed her family’s plan to sue the police department.

“The crime doesn’t fit the punishment,” the “Ain’t To Proud To Beg” crooner served

while talking to TMZ at Avalon Hollywood.

“This child had a non-violent history…he was mentally ill. The police aren’t equipped to deal with a mentally ill person,” she added.

On September 22, a “heartbroken” T-Boz took to social media announcing the tragedy to her decades-old supporters.

My Cousin Was Shot 18 Times Including the Face and Back of His Head! He Harmed NO ONE EVER! He Had Mental Health Issues AND THE COPS KNEW THAT! Anything he's ever Done Was minor and NON VIOLENT! Eddie Russell Jr -A Human-Being -A Son- Brother-Friend-Nephew – Cousin-HUMAN! The cops told his mother to call him out on a bullhorn 📢 USED her saying "WE WILL GIVE HIM THE HELP HE NEEDS" and He Came Out Because He Heard His Mother and They used beyond excessive force to gun him down also with heavy artillery used in warfare! 18 times? Shot eighteen times??? IF THEIR GOING ON WHAT HES HOLDING AT THE BANK THAT ISN'T A GUN! (Picture Is Posted)They Keep saying he had a gun! I don't see a gun in his hand at the bank they say he tried to rob! That's NOT A GUN! They blocked everyone off including neighbors at a 4 block radius including his mother and father and family!People could NOT go home! So no camera phones accessible is that why? COPS DIDN'T HAVE ON BODY CAMS now isn't that convenient! They Lied and told family members Eddie Jr was at the hospital to get them away from the house knowing he was dead outside the house where they killed him! They kept his BODY OUTSIDE ON THE GROUND FOR MANY MANY HOURS! First they reported he ran out shooting =LIES! Then one cop shot =LIES! Then 5-6 shots =LIES! Then 5-6 cops shot YEAH CLEARLY! But why SO MANY TIMES? Why THE AR15? They didn't even wait for the negotiator to arrive or is it that the negotiator took his time getting there? They haven't Even Gave my cousin the RESPECT of trying to call and explain WHAT HAPPENED IN DETAIL TO HER CHILD! He needs JUSTICE! His Mother and Father and Family need JUSTICE!!!! This wasn't a hostage situation! He didn't threaten anyone's life! This was a mentally iLL young man who needed help and should have received just that! PLEASE HELP HIS MOTHER AND SPREAD HER STORY SO SHE CAN GET THE HELP SHE NEEDS AND JUSTICE FOR HER SON!!!! His Mother Has Tried For Many Years To Get Her Son Mental Health Counseling He Needed! The system Failed Him and Her! #AmericaIsTainted #TrumpIsAChump #TakeAKnee #BendAKnee #JusticeForEddieJr #Shot18Times #tboz #tlc #tbeezy #tlcarmy #justice #peoriaillinois #EddieRussell

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“My Cousin Was Shot 18 Times Including the Face and Back of His Head! He Harmed NO ONE EVER! He Had Mental Health Issues AND THE COPS KNEW THAT!,” she said of her 25-year-old cousin’s death. “They haven’t Even Gave [his mother] the RESPECT of trying to call and explain WHAT HAPPENED IN DETAIL TO HER CHILD! He needs JUSTICE!” the 90s icon continued.

Eddie—who’d reportedly just been released from a mental health facility before he was killed—was believed to be in the midst of robbing a bank in the moments leading up to his demise on September 20.

His uncle told reporters Eddie’s father asked police to let him inside to talk to his son and they reportedly said “trust us” before unleashing gunning down the mentally disturbed young man.

T-Boz says “it’s disappointing” that her family hasn’t heard anything from the police.

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By : Asia Grace

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