In November of 2015, a couple called 911 for assistance while traveling on an interstate highway in Georgia.
Within 30 minutes of that call, their son was dead.
In March, CNN covered the story. Here’s the background:
Mary Ann and Kevin Sherman had just celebrated their youngest son’s wedding in the Dominican Republic and were on their way back home to Florida when their older son started acting strangely.
Chase Sherman was always a joker, so when he began goofing off at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, they weren’t too concerned.
Chase began acting more erratically as the Shermans went to board their last flight home in Atlanta. He said he didn’t want to get on the plane, so the family and Chase Sherman’s fiancé, Patti Galloway, decided it would be better to rent a car and drive the five hours home to Destin.
Chase eventually told them he had taken the synthetic drug Spice before their trip and was having a bad reaction. The family decided to take him home to see a doctor, Mary Ann Sherman said.
Just south of Atlanta, Chase had another episode. He didn’t recognize his parents and was convinced he’d been kidnapped.
The Shermans decided to call for help to get their son to a hospital. On a 911 call, Mary Ann Sherman told a dispatcher her son was on drugs and was having a mental breakdown.
She stressed he was unarmed and asked that responders not hurt him. It was the first time she had ever called the police in her life, she told CNN.
Bodycam video of the incident has just been made public, and it is highly disturbing.
Warning: Graphic violence and profanity
Notice that one cop is more worried about his broken handcuffs than the man he just killed for no reason.
Also notice a cop saying, “We’re f*cked, we’re f*cked.”
“Dude, I’m f*cking fired, man.”
“Did you see my cuffs?”
“Did you see my cuffs?”
Forgive me, but…who gives a f*ck about your cuffs?
Those of us who aren’t cold-hearted killers are far more concerned about the man you just killed for no reason, right in front of his family…who called to ask you for HELP.
In March, attorney L. Chris Stewart told reporters that the family is demanding answers:
He didn’t deserve to be treated like this. He didn’t deserve to be tortured and killed by two deputies. You’ll hear from the family that they immediately came in aggressive, they didn’t try to talk him down and immediately resorted to using their Tasers on him.
Did the deputies ask what the problem was or try to de-escalate the situation when they arrived on the scene?
Nope, according to the Shermans. When the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department arrived, deputies climbed into the backseat where Chase was buckled, handcuffed him, and threatened to shoot him before deploying their Tasers several times.
Stewart told The New York Times:
How can they do this when they know someone is having a breakdown? Once they started shocking him, how can someone comply when they’re being electrocuted over and over again?
There was no way for him to resist. For four minutes and 10 seconds after he said ‘I quit,’ they still tased him and kept him on the ground. That’s torture, and they killed him.
When the thugs finally got a clue and realized Chase wasn’t breathing, they dragged him out of the car.
Kevin Sherman said he, his wife, and Galloway stood and watched in disbelief:
They grabbed him out like they were grabbing a dead deer out of a pickup. Grabbed him by his front arms and just ripped him out and dropped him, and his head whacked against the concrete.
As you can see in the video above, when the paramedics arrived it was too late, and the cops pretty much just stood there and made excuses and whined.
To add insult to injury…
“What’s even more heinous is that after these officers got done, after they dragged his body out of the car and threw it on the ground, after he was put in the back of an ambulance and driven off, right in front of his parents and fiancé, the two deputies put hand sanitizer on and they high five each other and start laughing,” Stewart said.
Don’t believe that human beings would stand around and laugh and give each other kudos after killing a man in front of his family?
Well…that was caught on video too:
Sherman’s death was a homicide due to “an altercation with law enforcement with several trigger pulls of an electronic control device,” according to his death certificate, which said that he had been shoved to the floor of the car and that his torso was compressed “by the body weight of another individual.”
In March, Stewart told CNN he’s never seen a coroner’s report like it:
I didn’t think this report was real. This man was tasered to death and had a knee put on his chest until he suffocated — while handcuffed. It’s a sad testament to how we treat the mentally ill or people that are having a breakdown.
At a news conference last Friday, the Shermans said they will seek federal charges if local authorities do not prosecute the Coweta County deputies involved in the fatal encounter.
Kevin Sherman said:
I was shocked. These dirty dogs didn’t know when to quit. That boy didn’t deserve what he got.
Referring to the bodycam video, Stewart said:
What you see is a man in the backseat having a mental breakdown … and I guess what America learned today is that you get the death penalty from certain police officers.
The district attorney for Coweta County, Peter J. Skandalakis, said his office is still investigating the incident.
Oh, and in the meantime, the killers are still out on the streets, “working.”
Be careful, citizens of Coweta County.
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