Friday, August 21, 2015

2 Georgia ex-cops face murder charges for tasing handcuffed man at least 13 times

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(RT) Two former Georgia police officers are facing murder charges for tasing an unarmed man at least 13 times while he was handcuffed. The man died following the confrontation.

The indictment, filed Monday, charges former East Point Police Sgt. Marcus Eberhart, 41, and former Cpl. Howard Weems, 49, over the April 2014 death of 24-year-old Gregory Towns Jr.

According to the indictment, the two officers “materially accelerated” Towns' death by continuing to use their Taser stun guns on the man, who was “exhibiting signs of fatigue and shortness of breath.”

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