STAR Intern Veronica Hart interviewed Ms. Vonceia Robinson, mother of imprisoned son, Derius Robinson. Ms. Hart invited Ms. Robinson to share the details and accounts leading up to her son’s imprisonment within the Savannah, Georgia (Chatham County) criminal justice, legal, and judicial system. The interview also entails accounts of abuse reported by Mr. Robinson involving police officials and misconduct throughout various levels of the Chatham County system.
This series of events between Derius Robinson and the Savannah, GA police, as well as other Chatham County officials, took place between May 2016 and May 2018. As of June, 2018, Derius is still locked up without legal representation and continues to be denied bond and release from jail. Ms. Robinson, Derius, his family, friends, and other members of the community consider this to be an unlawful detainment that has exceeded legal limitations and violates his civil rights.