On September 29, 2019 the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and WellStar Health System killed our father, brother, uncle and friend, Kevil Wingo.  Kevil died while in custody at Cobb County Adult Detention Center due to Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and WellStar Health System’s refusal to provide him life-saving and available medical care.

Kevil, who was 36 years old, was suffering from a perforated gastric ulcer that he brought to the jail staff’s attention, including the commander.  Kevil repeatedly asked to go to the hospital telling the WellStar nurses and Cobb County jail staff that he could not breathe and was having severe abdominal pain.  Had Kevil been taken to the hospital his perforated ulcer would have been surgically patched and he would have survived.  For over eight hours Kevil lingered in severe excruciating pain including vomiting, abdominal pain, profuse sweating, fainting, and loss of mental awareness.  Instead of taking Kevil to the hospital as he begged for over eight hours, the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office in coordination with WellStar nurses removed him from an infirmary cell, stripped him of all his clothes and put him in an isolated padded cell with a suicide smock thrown on his back.  Kevil’s body was lifeless within 10 minutes.  To add insult to injury, the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office did not discover his body for almost an hour after Kevil stopped moving.  Kevil Wingo was formally pronounced dead within an hour after being taken to the hospital with no vital signs.

We are now fighting for Justice for Kevil Wingo #justiceforkevilwingo.  The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and WellStar Health System need to know Kevil Wingo’s name forever and listen to other people like  him who are detained while awaiting their day in court.  Kevil was not trash and deserved to be treated like the father, brother, uncle and friend he was.   Kevil Wingo deserved to be heard and taken to the emergency room as he requested and physically demonstrated he needed to go.

Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and WellStar Health System need to be held accountable.  None of the nurses or officers were fired or disciplined.  No one was arrested.  WellStar Health System did not immediately investigate his death.  Cobb County Sheriff's Office said none of their policies and procedures were violated.  The nurses and officers should be terminated and prosecuted.

Kevil Wingo is survived by his three children, Kieara Wingo (18), Erika Wingo (16) and Kevil Wingo, Jr. (11).  Kevil was very involved in his children’s lives and contributed to their welfare greatly.  Kevil’s children have lost a father, friend and provider.  They are now forced to navigate life without his guidance and assistance.  This fund has been created to support the Wingo children as they seek justice for Kevil against those responsible for his untimely and unnecessary death. The funds collected will be deposited into Kevil Wingo’s estate and distributed to his children equally. A portion will also be provided to the children to help provide for their welfare, educational needs and fight for justice against the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and WellStar Health System.

All GoFundMe collections are appreciated.  If you wish to mail a check for the benefit of the Wingo children, please make it payable to The Estate of Kevil Wingo and send to Timothy Gardner at Gardner Trial Attorneys, 3100 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 1470, Atlanta, GA 30339.  Thank you for caring.



Gardner Trial Attorneys, LLC
Atlanta, GA

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