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The lawsuit says Schultz’s death was “the result of Georgia Tech’s and the State of Georgia’s failure over time to properly train their personnel to act in such a way as to prevent the exclusion of persons such as Scott Schultz from the safety to which all students were entitled on the campus of Georgia Tech.” Schultz, an engineering major who identified as nonbinary, was a leader in LGBTQ campus organizations.
Georgia Tech police officer Tyler Beck
The complaint also says Georgia Tech, Fulton County prosecutors and state officials have declined to share information with the family about the case.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has said he expects to soon decide whether to pursue charges against Beck.
Beck rejoined Georgia Tech’s police force in December 2017 in an administrative capacity after being place on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
An attorney representing Schultz’s family did not discuss the complaint Wednesday. Schultz’s attorneys have scheduled a news conference Thursday morning.
The parents of Scott ??Scout?? Schultz said their son was suffering a mental breakdown when he was shot.