Target: Colonel James W. Binner, South Boston Chief of Police
Goal: Fully investigate alleged brutal tasing death of man by police.
MSNBC released a shocking video of a South Boston, Virginia man allegedly being tased 20 times over 30 minutes while in police custody in May of 2013. The man, Linwood Lambert, died of cardiac arrest shortly after the incident.
Lambert had reportedly been taken into custody for disorderly conduct; he was unarmed and had not been charged. Police were taking Lambert to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Upon arrival, Lambert is allegedly seen running toward the facility still handcuffed. Police appear to begin tasing the man outside of the facility and again once after he is placed back into the police vehicle. Lambert is heard asking, “Why you all trying to kill me?” Despite an apparent need for medical attention, Lambert was allegedly taken to a detention center rather than inside the hospital.
Demand a full investigation by the South Boston Police Department into this matter.
Dear Colonel Binner,
The video showing South Boston police allegedly tasing Linwood Lambert 20 times over a 30-minute period is horrifying and potentially exhibits an inexcusable act of police brutality. Lambert was handcuffed at the time of his tasing, yet it appears that police continued to tase the man even after he fell to the ground. It is contended that Lambert went into medical distress after the tasing, yet police detained him further, rather than taking him directly into the hospital where they were located.
Fully investigate this alleged incident. There is no excuse for apparently tasing a handcuffed man multiple times and then taking him away from the medical care of which he was in need.
[Your Name Here]
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