Georgia Sheriff’s Deputies Seen in Graphic Video Tasing Restrained Inmate Matthew Ajibade in the Groin

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Graphic video of Matthew Ajibade’s ultimately fatal encounter with Georgia deputies has been obtained by NBC News, showing officers using a Taser on the mentally ill inmate, who was restrained.

The two deputidies involved, plus a health care worker, are currently in the middle of an involuntary manslaughter trial, in connection with the death of the 22-year-old, who died after being arrested on New Year’s Day, the news site notes.

Jason Kenny, who used the Taser, has also been charged with aggravated assualt and cruelty to an inmate. The other two defendedants, Cpl Maxine Evans and Chatham County jail nurse Gregory Brown, were charged with reckless conduct for not monitoring Ajibade, who was reportedly suffering a mental crisis.

In the disturbing video, which comes from a camera attached to the Taser, Ajibade can be seen handcuffed to a restraint chair, with a spit mask over his mouth. His family said he was in the middle of a bipolar episode, when he allegedly hit his girlfriend, and broke a deputy’s nose. The young man was later found dead January 2 in that same chair, with the spit mask still on his face.

As NBC notes, in June, a coroner classified Ajibade’s death a homicide, pointing out abrasions, scrapes and bumps on his upper body and head. Nine deputies were on duty during the incident, including Kenny and Evans.

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Source: The Root | BREANNA EDWARDS