The Georgia deputies who tasered a man to death after his family called 911 for help will not face charges in what the family’s attorney calls “one of the most horrible decisions” he’s ever seen a district attorney make.
The tasering death was captured on body cam footage worn by the Coweta County sheriff’s deputies, showing them repeatedly taser Chase Sherman until he finally dies.
“Ok, I’m dead. I’m dead,” Sherman tells them as the life escapes him.
But the deputies kept tasering him, telling him to “stop fighting” and “stop resisting” while piling their weight on him.
“I’m dead, I’m dead,” Sherman reiterated.
And then he died.
Deputies Samuel Smith and Joshua Sepanski tasered him 15 times before he died.
The incident took place on November 15, 2015, but the video was not released until February, where it quickly went viral.
Sherman was in a car with his family, including his parents and fiancee, when he began acting erratically, an apparent result of synthetic marijuana he had ingested.
At one point, he bit his fiancee and hopped out the car, which was when the family called 911 for help.
But as we’ve seen so many times, that call for help only made things worse.
The United States Department of Justice is also investigating and have not made a determination, according to the Newman Times-Herald.
“It’s absolutely the worst investigation I have ever seen in my entire career,” said the family’s attorney, Chris Stewart.