Justice for Matthew Zadok Williams

My name is Chris Ann Lewis. I am originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, currently residing in Lithonia, Georgia, and I am the mother of my llate beloved son, Matthew Zadok Williams. I will be the recipient of this fundraiser.  I will be using these funds/donations to pay for my son, Matthew Zadok Williams,  legal, social justice, community organizing efforts, and expenses related to the unlawful killing of my son. 


My beloved Matthew Zadok Williams was the baby brother, the youngest of six children and my only son. Zadok was murdered heartlessly by Dekalb County Police in his own home on April 12, 2021, and the family was not notified until nearly 24 hours later.  We have body cam video that contradicts the false news reports and narratives which states the police's side of the story. We are demanding full accountability. Zadok’s life matters. 


Matthew "Zadok" Williams was a son, brother, uncle, cousin, and a 35 year old responsible man who never had the opportunity to marry, have children, and grow old.  Zadok would not kill an insect.  That's how gentle he was.  He was shot in his own home. The media has portrayed him as a “knife welding man” but now that we have finally gotten the body cam video, it reveals otherwise and even reveals the officer admitting that Zadok did not lunge at him with a knife. Why did Zadok have to die?  


Our Zadok was beautiful. He was a home owner. An avid reader. An activist. A humanitarian. A pacifist. He was full of life and love so exuberant that he radiated. He was the only boy out of 6 children and we cherished every moment with him. My late husband and I, deligently prayed for 12 years to have a boy. He was treasured by all of us.  My family is devastated by this lost. Our lives will never be the same. I could never have imagined that my son, Zadok whose name means righteousness and justice, would become a #.  Justice for Zadok. 


No one deserves to be killed like this. It must stop. We deserve to be safe in our own homes. Please share this post. We are seeking your support in our pursuit for justice and change.   Anything will help.  #JusticeForZadok #JusticeForMatthewZadok




Here is an update where we are as of today:

The Georgia investigation was completed in  July of 2021 and results turned over to
DA Sherry Boston. D.A. Sherry Boston has
not announce 
her decision and hopefully she will indict Sgt D Perry and all culpable officers for the killing of  Zadok.  A year later and
nothing.  CEO Thurmond and Chief Ramos
have not held their rogue cops accountable
even though 4 policy failures occurred that
lead to the agonizing slow death of Zadok.
Failure to follow mental health policy, failure to activate SWAT, use of excessive force, and failure (refusal) to render aid leading to
Zadoks dying from a non-fatal gunshot
 wound to the shoulder.  
We are demanding
that the offices be prosecuted to the full
extent of the law.

Body cam video, critical intervention training,implicit bias training, etc. are useless if police
leadership are not willing to hold rogue cops
fully accountable!

Fighting for Zadok's Justice has been nearly a full-time job for Zadok's family as well as a
financial hardship. 

This Gofundme will assist us with expenses related to our fight for Zadok's Justice as we seek to spread awareness about his murder and organize events, including mural planning, community organizing, travel expenses, marketing expenses, and legal expenses.  We thank the community in advance for their generosity in helping us fight for justice. 

No amount is too small or too great. We were forced into this position because Zadok was murdered. We must hold those responsible with 100% accountability!  We are all so heartbroken and traumatized by Zadok's murder. 

For more information and to follow us, you can view Zadok's story on:
Twitter @Justiceforzadok 
Instagram @Justiceforzadok 

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Chris Ann Lewis 
Lithonia, GA