SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) – The son of a black man killed by a Georgia state soldier last year is calling on federal agencies to investigate months after a state grand jury dismissed charges against the lawyer.

Brook Bacon said at a news conference Monday that he was planning to march 60 miles from rural Screven County to federal court in Savannah to seek justice for his father.

Julian Lewis was fatally shot and killed on August 7, 2020 by a state trooper who tried to pull him over because of a broken taillight.

FILE – State trooper Jacob Gordon Thompson is featured in an official portrait in this undated photo from the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Thompson was charged with murder and aggravated assault a week after he fatally shot and killed motorist Julian Lewis during an attempted stop on August 7, 2020. However, a Georgia grand jury that heard the case in June 2021 declined to indict Thompson. Lewis’ family is demanding that federal authorities investigate the case. (Georgia Department of Public Safety via AP, File)

Trooper Jacob Thompson was released and jailed for murder.

A Screven County grand jury dismissed charges against Thompson in June.

Bacon says this decision “cannot go unchallenged”.

Julian Lewis’ death will not be charged