Target: Chatham, Savannah Georgia District Attorney Meg Heap
Goal: Help ensure maximum punishment for cops accused of restraining and beating an inmate to death.
A 21-year-old male was taken to jail only to end up dead, strapped to a restraint chair hours later. Nine cops were fired over the incident. Surveillance video shows the young man was allegedly tased repeatedly, kicked and hit by cops, even while he was on the ground trying to shield his face from the punches.
During the trial this week — where the jail night commander told jurors the behavior was justified — three former employees were charged with involuntary manslaughter, two accused of faking jail records and failing to check on the inmate.
Not only did the cops on duty completely fail at their job, but they caused a young man’s death. The medical examiner testified that among other factors in the incident, one that could’ve contributed to the death was the stun gun shocks. The coroner said blood was inside his skull and he’d suffered multiple blunt force head injuries.
The young man was tormented and unnecessarily beat. The multiple cops with their tazers and fists had no reason to do this, and it’s highly unlikely that was all just an attempt to restrain him. They used unnecessary, animalistic force on the inmate.
There’s no excuse for these senseless, sick murders caused by cops who mercilessly beat random inmates because they can’t fight back. This young man’s life wouldn’t have ended if it weren’t for them. Please ask the district attorney to help ensure the cops involved get the maximum punishment possible.
Dear District Attorney Meg Heap,
A young male was found dead, restrained to a chair only hours after being taken to jail. A video showed several cops beating him, kicking him, and even tasing him multiple times.
There’s no excuse for this unnecessary force that was clearly used against this inmate. The cops involved should face the most severe punishment possible for the senseless murder of a young man who would still be alive today if it weren’t for them. We urge you to make sure they receive exactly that.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Mathew Ajibade