Kaepernick drew national attention for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in America. His organization, Know Your Rights Camp, did not respond to requests for comment Friday. It says on its website that it provides autopsies free for families who have lost loved ones in law enforcement custody.
“Our pathologists will actively seek the truth to provide the victims’ families with the most medically sound cause of death,” the campaign’s website says.
Thompson was arrested in June 2022 after Georgia Tech police found him sleeping in a park in Midtown. They’d previously charged him with criminal trespassing after finding him in a campus parking deck in 2019. In 2020, they charged him with simple assault for allegedly spitting on a woman.
The case has drawn attention from federal lawmakers and prompted Sheriff Patrick Labat to oust several top jail officials. Days after Thompson’s family called for an investigation and for the jail’s closure, Labat announced that Birmingham-based NaphCare would exit its agreement to provide inmate health care at the jail.
“The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office,” Labat said, “is currently reviewing proposals to secure a medical provider that is capable of meeting, and committed to providing, the standard of care required in a large jail setting with efficiency, consistency and compassion.”