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Handcuffed Man Died After Being Tased 13 Times by Police, Attorney Says

Gregory Towns’ family is set to file a suit claiming that police violated policy after the Georgia man was hit with a stun gun some 13 times because he was too tired to get up off the ground after a foot chase.

Posted: Aug. 27 2014 3:36 PM
 
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Gregory Towns, who died in police custody  

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Georgia man's family has learned that he died while in police custody after being hit with a Taser some 13 times by two police officers who were involved in a foot chase with the man. At the time he was in handcuffs and had claimed that he was too tired to walk.

 

According to news station WSB-TV, Gregory Towns' family is gearing up for a lawsuit against the East Point Police Department in Georgia after their lawyer learned that " ... department policies were violated during this encounter."    

Chris Stewart, the family's attorney, told the news station that Towns was repeatedly hit with a stun gun during an encounter with police in April. Police records seen by Stewart reportedly show that Towns was "drive-stunned" in an attempt to make him get up and walk.

 

"This is a direct violation of their own rules," Stewart told WSB-TV. "You cannot use a Taser to escort or prod a subject."

 

Stewart told the news station that police records and eyewitness accounts led him to believe that two officers "violated the city's standard operating procedures for Tasers." The lawyer says the family plans to file a lawsuit later this week.

"He wasn't cursing. He wasn't being abusive. He was saying, 'I'm tired,' " Stewart told WSB-TV. 

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Stewart said Taser logs show that Sgt. Marcus Eberhart triggered his Taser 10 times and Officer Howard Weems shot his Taser three times. Stewart notes that the Taser may not have made contact each time the trigger was pulled, but he still feels that the number of trigger pulls was excessive for a man who posed no threat to the officers. "This situation is indefensible," he said.

Dale Preiser, one of Weems' lawyers at the Police Benevolent Association, told the news station that his client's actions did not cause Towns' death.

"Use of drive stun to gain compliance is permitted under federal and Georgia law," Weems' lawyers said in a statement seen by the news station. A city representative told the news station that the city had no comment on pending or potential litigation.

Read more at WSB-TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by sunnubian:
Originally Posted by GoodMan:

 

The brother was just tortured to death, make it plain. 

 

EXACTLY!

I think White people do crap and then try to explain it and they think we are dumb and tell us something that doesn't make any sense. 

 

And I think they think they can get away with saying such stupid shit because they are European and think we are stupid. 

 

"So you stun him to knock him down, correct?"

 

"Yeah we did."

 

"So you stun him again and again to get him to get back up?"

 

"Yes sir we did."

 

"How does that make sense to you sir?"

 

"Well when you put it like that, I don't know what to tell you."

 

"You can tell me you are Black Man Killer and you was huntin' for coon like your forefathers."

 

Mr. Towns was a handsome young fella!! So sad for all the families experiencing these needless deaths by Whitie Hatred and others (Black Youth Insanity). These Caucasian murders are continuations of Lynchings without trees and ropes. Lynching has become much more sophisticated and the Ku Klux Klan has a new Dress Code and Name Change. Name changing is a very European thing. Can't tell who the hell anyone was or used to be; they're all Europeans.  All just WHITE, dangerous and have the ability to kill Africans in America like no body's business, with no one giving two shits.

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