Saturday, May 21, 2016

Coweta Co., Ga prosecutors wouldn't release video of man tased to death by sheriff's deputies; the New York Times got it anyway

As we watched this revolting scene, the adjectives which came to mind were: incompetent, hot-headed, unprofessional and homicidal. The Times noted that the two sheriff's deputies employed their tasers 15 times before Mr. Sherman stopped breathing; after which, the extent of their remorse on the video was a fear voiced by one that he would lose his job. Sherman was apparently wacked out on synthetic marijuana ingested days earlier and became fearful of his surroundings.

     Neither of the Coweta Co., Georgia sheriff's deputies has been fired; in fact neither has even been suspended.
     “For four minutes and 10 seconds after he said ‘I quit,’ they still tased him and kept him on the ground,” he added. “That’s torture, and they killed him.”
     Mr. Sherman’s death was initially investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which made the evidence it collected available to the district attorney of Coweta County, Peter J. Skandalakis.
     Mr. Stewart said the prosecutor’s office told him this week that the deputies had not been suspended and were still working.

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